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Worm Robot is a bio inspired robot that simulates the neuromuscular function of a C. elegans as closely as possible. Its main goal is to stay alive.
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Worm Robot is a bio inspired robot that simulates the neuromuscular function of a C. elegans as closely as possible. It is a bio-inspired agent to live in a simplified bio-inspired environment. The robot is trained with deep reinforcement learning which an area of machine learning concerned with how intelligent agents learn to achieve a goal in a potentially complex environment with trial and error and come up with a solution to the problem. To do this the artificial intelligence gets either rewards or penalties for the actions it performs. Its goal is to maximize the total reward.
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My robot is equipped with wheels, on board processor, voltage regulator, batteries, distance sensor, color sensor, thermo sensor which allows it to locomote in a snakelike manner, find food sources (bacteria) and avoid heat. My agent wants to achieve staying alive as long as possible. Finding bacteria and avoiding heat helps it to stay alive.  
  
  

Revision as of 17:24, 28 January 2021

WORM ROBOT

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Worm Robot is a bio inspired robot that simulates the neuromuscular function of a C. elegans as closely as possible. It is a bio-inspired agent to live in a simplified bio-inspired environment. The robot is trained with deep reinforcement learning which an area of machine learning concerned with how intelligent agents learn to achieve a goal in a potentially complex environment with trial and error and come up with a solution to the problem. To do this the artificial intelligence gets either rewards or penalties for the actions it performs. Its goal is to maximize the total reward.

My robot is equipped with wheels, on board processor, voltage regulator, batteries, distance sensor, color sensor, thermo sensor which allows it to locomote in a snakelike manner, find food sources (bacteria) and avoid heat. My agent wants to achieve staying alive as long as possible. Finding bacteria and avoiding heat helps it to stay alive.


C. elegans are nematodes about 1 mm in length, and lives in the soil, especially rotting vegetation, in many parts of the world. Its average life span is about 2-3 weeks.

It has a nervous system with a ‘brain’ (the circumpharyngeal nerve ring). It exhibits behavior and is even capable of rudimentary learning. Neural structures include sensing organs in the head which responses to taste, smell, temperature and touch—and although C. elegans has no eyes, it can respond slightly to light. Caenorhabditis elegans is very well studied. Their whole genome was sequenced and it is the only creature to have had its neural system completely simulated. Open Worm Project

Here are some microscopy images and videos I took. (will be updated shortly)