So, they’ve been plugged into and had interaction with an external environment – in this case PONG. The mini-brain learned to play in five minutes. It often missed the ball – but its success rate was well above random chance. Although, with no consciousness, it does not know it is playing Pong in the way a human player would, the researchers stress.
We love that last line, next up, robotic Monopoly with attitude. Read ALL about it HERE.