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DARPA builds robots with "real human" brains

Scientists for several decades seek to build a machine that would think like a man. And now they believe that they are just a few steps from the finish line.

DARPA builds robots with "real human" brains

A Pentagon-funded team of researchers has designed a tiny machine that allows robots to operate independently. Unlike traditional artificial intelligence systems that rely on conventional programming, this machine “looks and“ thinks ”like a human brain,” says chemistry professor at the University of California, James Gimzewski.

Gimzewski is a member of a team that, with the support of DARPA, has been working on a “physical intelligence” program. This technology can be a secret, allowing you to build fully autonomous robots.

According to him, this project does not use standard robotic stuffing with integrated chips. A device designed by his team is capable, without being programmed like a traditional robot, to perform actions in the same way as a person does.

What distinguishes this new device from any other is the intersecting nanowires, which form billions of connections, like the neurons of the human brain that can memorize various information. Each compound is an artificial synapse. Due to the complex structure of the natural synapse, most of the previous projects of artificial intelligence could not reproduce it.

According to Gimzewski, the device “physical intelligence” will not require human control, as it requires control of the robot. The possibilities of using this technology are beyond any imagination. For example, airplanes with such a system will be able to explore and explore the terrain and make their way into space without human intervention.

Research on artificial intelligence over the past five decades could not reproduce the system of thinking and cognitive functions of a person. But the study of the human brain has shown that one of its key features is self-organization. “This seems to be a prerequisite for autonomous behavior,” says Gimzewski. "Instead of transferring information from memory to the processor, as traditional computers do, our device processes information in a completely new way."

Details of the development are still kept secret, but, apparently, we have to witness a revolutionary breakthrough in robotics.
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  1. UFO
    UFO April 17 2013 07: 05
    Well, the Matrix is ​​starting to take on content. Do not wait for the logical ending. But seriously, it's time for us to do something like that, so as not to lag behind again for years ... yes
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim April 17 2013 08: 02
      Quote: UFO
      Well, the Matrix is ​​starting to take on content. Do not wait for the logical ending. But seriously, it's time for us to do something like that, so as not to lag behind again for years ...

      If we had no problems 90 years androids have long been.
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg April 17 2013 12: 33
      Quote: UFO
      Well, the Matrix is ​​starting to take on content.

      This is not a matrix, this is Terminator-1 ... everything is not enough for them, they won’t get drunk ...
  2. mark1
    mark1 April 17 2013 07: 10
    Chubais! Mother ... anyway ...! People already make artificial intelligence from nanowires, but you still cannot build a nanotank!
    1. Bykov.
      Bykov. April 17 2013 07: 20
      Quote: mark1
      Chubais! Mother ... anyway ...! People already make artificial intelligence from nanowires, but you still cannot build a nanotank!

      Chubais is a pest, a weed. It is necessary to uproot him, from power, to the devil from everywhere, wherever the hand can reach, otherwise we will lose not only the nanotank, but also what is, thanks to his "efforts".
      1. StolzSS
        StolzSS April 18 2013 01: 41
        Can I lead the firing squad for Chubaisik))) I really want to shoot the redhead)))
  3. VadimSt
    VadimSt April 17 2013 07: 47
    The Kurchatov Institute also conducts similar developments, but apparently in great secret. The information was broadcast on Russia (Absolute Weapon 12.04.13).
    1. UFO
      UFO April 17 2013 07: 59
      As always: first "in secret", then "outdated, not having time to get out of the secret." Ours will be published when such developments appear in Iran or Poland. laughing
  4. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 April 17 2013 07: 50
    Chubais is always where there is a lot of money. Now he is stealing on nanotechnologies and the whole branch of science will fall apart. I really do not understand what this person is doing there. request
  5. radio operator
    radio operator April 17 2013 07: 50
    Nonsense. What kind of brains?
    Another beautiful words for a sensation. We are not one millionth closer to understanding the brain.
    1. vilenich
      vilenich April 17 2013 08: 04
      Quote: radio operator
      We are not one millionth closer to understanding the brain.

      Yes, maybe it’s for the better, enough with the fission of the atom and a little deal with the fusion!
  6. nikolas 83
    nikolas 83 April 17 2013 07: 52
    NanoChubais to the wall or the forest should be felled at Kolyma am
  7. Averias
    Averias April 17 2013 08: 08
    As I hear the word DARPA, I begin to laugh. Yes, the guys know how to "saw" seriously. And so many things have not been invented, and here you have proton guns, combat lasers, railguns, underwater storage of UAVs, invisibility cloaks (dynamic !!!), combat androids, cavitation submarines (although even our "Shkval" could not be repeated), microwave weapons , lightning over the battlefields (laser channel), the HAARP project (their same brainchild), which was covered up because of the wild side effects, the effects of which were experienced on themselves. When a couple, three years ago, with the help of HAARP, took the hurricane off the coast of the United States, and then it hit with a vengeance. And finally, the well-known F-35 (DARPA took an active part in this project) - and how did it end?

    Put a minus - justify.
  8. YaRusich
    YaRusich April 17 2013 11: 06
    And no one thought that Chubais could be just a screen to distract attention from the same Kurchatov Institute. Yes, and nano Skolkovo, with the perfectly functioning Zelenograd ....
  9. Simple
    Simple April 17 2013 17: 30
    Two diggers dug a hole in the sun. Suddenly one of them stopped and said:
    - Listen, Bob, I’ve thought: why are we digging a hole in the sun, and the boss is standing in the shade under a tree and does nothing?
    “I don't know, Michael,” the second answered. “But I'll ask him now.”
    He climbed out of the pit and went to the boss.
    - Listen, boss. Michael and I had a question: why are we digging a hole in the sun, and you are standing in the shade under a tree and not doing anything?
    “Because intelligence,” the boss answered.
    - What does "intelligence" mean? - Bob did not understand.
    “Now I will explain,” the boss put his hand on the tree. “Hit me in the arm with my fist.”
    Bob swung heartily, but at the last second the boss drew back his hand, and the blow fell on the tree.
    “That’s intelligence,” the boss said.
    “I see,” said Bob. He returned to Michael.
    - What did the boss say? he asked.
    - The boss said, "Because intelligence."
    - What does "intelligence" mean? - Michael did not understand.
    “I'll explain now,” Bob put a hand on his face.
    “Michael, take a shovel and hit me on the arm with all your strength.”

    Reason can be public, it is a global concept.
    Therefore, the main task of the mind is to survive
    Intelligence, rather developed, acquired.
    The mind is natural.

  10. Simple
    Simple April 17 2013 17: 48
    According to Descartes, there are three tools of knowledge - intelligence, imagination, feeling.
    "Limited" intelligence won't get you far.
  11. shinobi
    shinobi April 17 2013 19: 31
    Well, among amers from Darp, it’s not an invention, it’s nothing less than a breakthrough. Then it turns out that they made a frying pan using the new technology, it works worse than the old one, and costs several times more.
  12. GreatRussia
    GreatRussia April 17 2013 19: 44
    The Baltic Federal University named after I. Kant, with the participation of the NGO Android Technology, opens a unique research laboratory of anthropomorphic robotic systems “Intelligent Robotics”.

    The laboratory provides opportunities for a new level of scientific research in the field of robotics. The laboratory is based on the anthropomorphic robot AR-600 in combination with additional modules: Mechatronics (mastering the mechatronic systems of the robot), 3D modeling (testing and creating a library of new movements), and Polygon (testing ground). The anthropomorphic robot is one of the proprietary developments of NPO Android Technique and is currently participating in international educational projects in Russia, Canada and Germany.

    A promising project carried out in the IKBFU I. Kant, is to use the AR-600 robot in the educational process of the future, which will be based on the training of specialists for working with actively developing anthropomorphic and interactive systems.


    The full-size anthropomorphic robot AR-600 is a human-like highly adaptive platform with navigation and communication artificial intelligence. The robot is able to perform complex logical tasks independently or together with a person, conduct a simple controlled dialogue, move and navigate in space, replace a person in any type of work and in any area of ​​life.

    Main Specifications

    2 anthropomorphic manipulators
    2 anthropomorphic “legs” (pedipulators)
    Video surveillance system
    Audio system
    Remote operator control
    Managing an artificial intelligence program from a remote server or platform

  13. Simple
    Simple April 17 2013 21: 23
    Clion -Center of Large-scale Intelligent Optimization & Networks- Center for Large-scale Intelligent Optimizations and Networks. It was established in 2009 with the support of the Fedex Institute of Technology and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Clion focus is on the mathematical theory of large-scale graphs and networks, their application in decision-making, optimization of cellular neural networks, cognition and brain networks. Clion aims to become a regional and national center of excellence in large-scale networks and advanced intellectual optimizations, able to attract institutions and polytechnic universities in support.

    The Clion 2013 Symposium will be held on 22-23 April 2013 at the FedEx Institute of Technology in Memphis,
    will present the improvements made last year by CLIONa employees. The aim of the symposium is to create a forum for multidisciplinary researchers to discuss research and development in the field of large-scale random networks and their application in various defense and civilian applications. The program of the symposium includes:

    Recommended talks by invited speakers from academia, government, and industry to address recent developments and problems in this area.
    Continuous discussions about opportunities for collaboration and exploring ways to attract funding through various institutions.
  14. EDA2000
    EDA2000 8 May 2013 15: 18
    the transfer of consciousness is our everything, imagine we are holding a competition for the best janitor, copy the winner (consciousness) and place, place in .... an autonomous trolley onto which a new mounted truck is screwed and here's a watering machine or sweeper.
  15. gridasov
    gridasov 18 August 2019 17: 16
    In the yard is 2019, something is not visible progress. Man alone is not able to step onto a new level of thinking. Not to mention creating, at least, a semblance of himself. .