Computer Program Self-Discovers Laws of Physics

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Computer Program Self-Discovers Laws of Physics

Post by limor » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:51 pm

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Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:51 pm

I met Hod Lipson last week from Cornell University who talked about an upcoming revolutionary algorithm that can deduct the laws of physics by analyzing data taken from a double-pendulum.

He is famed from developing robots that learn to walk by themselves and self-assemble.

Hopefully it will be of big benefit to walking robots as it can deduct the laws governing human walking and apply them to humanoids.
One thing not mentioned in the Wired magazine article (and is probably mentioned in the science magazine which i dont have yet), is that the algorithm has to be able to "change the experiment" in order to succeed in deducting the underlying formula abstraction. This implies in the case of the double pendulum, changing the lengths of the pendulum parts and weights.

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I met Hod Lipson last week from Cornell University who talked about an upcoming revolutionary algorithm that can deduct the laws of physics by analyzing data taken from a double-pendulum.

He is famed from developing robots that learn to walk by themselves and self-assemble.

Hopefully it will be of big benefit to walking robots as it can deduct the laws governing human walking and apply them to humanoids.
One thing not mentioned in the Wired magazine article (and is probably mentioned in the science magazine which i dont have yet), is that the algorithm has to be able to "change the experiment" in order to succeed in deducting the underlying formula abstraction. This implies in the case of the double pendulum, changing the lengths of the pendulum parts and weights.

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Post by Bullit » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:17 am

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Post by limor » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:51 am

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thanks for that!!
better save a copy before someone decides it is copyrighted and removes the pdf.
thanks for that!!
better save a copy before someone decides it is copyrighted and removes the pdf.
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