Robot Share

“Mad Scientists” Dario Floreano and Laurent Keller have built living robots.  Okay so these little guys are not really, “Alive!”  However, they have developed the ability to share with fellow robotkind. 

The robots were given the opportunity to move around a simple environment to scout for cylindrical objects that acted as food.  The goal was to collect the most food and the robots with a certain surplus would move on to the next round or generation.  The researches found the robots were sharing the collected food and ensuring a large “gene” pool for the next generation.   

So basically these little robots know more about a functioning society than the spoiled shellfish kid in preschool.  

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