Teaching Evolution with Biorobots

Monday, April 16, 2012

John Long talks to us about how robotics offers an innovative approach to the study of evolution. Long is a professor of biology and cognitive science at Vassar College, chair of  the Biology Department, director of Vassar's Interdisciplinary Robotics Research Lab and author of Darwin's Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology


John Long

Comments [9]

John A.

So, self evolving robots can eliminate the human in the loop.

Apr. 16 2012 11:58 AM

Creationist Science! What a oxymoron!

Apr. 16 2012 11:56 AM
Bill from New Rochelle

Have you heard from PETR?

Apr. 16 2012 11:54 AM

Will BioRobots be available in Tenenesse? Or will CreationRobot have equal footing?
Evolution can be recreated on such a level is amazing.

Apr. 16 2012 11:52 AM

This really is the future folks. Evolutionary software systems are everywhere. Once that technology makes the jump to hardware, we will quickly find ourselves replaced by robots. Ironically, the previous guest (the hysterical denier of ecology) made the perfect case for why that should be allowed to happen.

Apr. 16 2012 11:52 AM
John A.

Has this man no opinion on the warnings in Science Fiction against self-evolving robots?

Apr. 16 2012 11:49 AM
Laura from UWS

Can BioRobots erase memories that they no longer need?

Thank you for this segment.

Apr. 16 2012 11:47 AM
joe from nearby

So "Blade Runner" wasn't very far fetched?

Apr. 16 2012 11:45 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

We have had BioRobots for years. They are called Socialists.

Apr. 16 2012 11:37 AM

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