Friday, August 21, 2009

"Progressive" Robots!

No kidding.

Robots that lie and cheat.

In an experiment run at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, France, robots that were designed to cooperate in searching out a beneficial resource and avoiding a poisonous one learned to lie to each other in an attempt to hoard the resource. Picture a robo-Treasure of the Sierra Madre.

Remind you of anyone?

And, of course... Oh, look, below... oops! The truth has been revealed!!!