Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×
Robotics Science Technology

Robots 'Evolve' Altruism 360

sciencehabit writes "Computer simulations of tiny robots with rudimentary nervous systems show that, over hundreds of generations, these virtual machines evolve altruistic behaviors. They begin to share small disks — a stand-in for food — with each other so that their comrades' traits are passed on to the next generation. Experts say the study sheds light on why various animals — from bees to humans — help each other out, even when it hurts their own chances to reproduce."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Robots 'Evolve' Altruism

Comments Filter:

Related Links Top of the: day, week, month.

Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.

Working...