Do you think humans and other animals are chaotic beings who are regulated by their environment? Some studies in analog artificial intelligence seem to indicate this. There is a guy at the Los Alamos labs working on analog robots that can do much more with less than many digital robots. One robot with only 12 resistors was able to walk around and get itself out of traps, all without the use of digital computers. Since analog robots are much more able to adapt to abnormal situations than digital ones, which is the right path for artificial intelligence research?

Part of the article from the Smithsonian magazine is at http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smi...00/robots.html.



[Edited by LuZeR on 08-31-2000 at 08:42 PM]