The fields of brain building and robotics are very closely related. A brain
requires a body through which to experience and interact with the world. A body
requires a brain before it can do anything useful. Many artificial intelligence
scientists now believe that true artificial intelligence will only emerge
through the evolutionary development of autonomous mobile robots. And in order
to create human-like intelligence, the robotic body too needs to be humanoid.
This is why all of today's major brain building projects also involve the
building of a humanoid or some smaller mobile robot. The line separating brain
building from robotics is naturally blurred.
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