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Experiments with tiny evolving robots demonstrate why we share

By Damir Beciri
9 May 2011

epfl-alice-sharing-robotsAltruism, the sacrificing of individual gains for the greater good, appears at first glance to go against the notion of “survival of the fittest”. But altruistic gene expression is found in nature and is passed on from one generation to the next. An evolutionary robotics experiment at EPFL and UNIL supports Hamilton’s rule of altruism… »