The robots are genetic self-assembling mobile robots. The different structures of the robot include genetic algorithms and a mechanism of production. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for production technology and automation API  Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg) will present their mobile machines at the Euromold Frankfurt / Main (Hesse) to be held 1 to 4 December 2010.
The robots do not only play an important role in auto production, they are also useful for reconnaissance, transport and services. Modeling paths to and patterns of movement forward or reach for objects is a central challenge for engineers. Researchers at the institute have managed APIs with their robots to automatically generate a genetic mobile robot using a genetic algorithm software, without the intervention of a manufacturer.
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