What and interesting concept: what would a “Robot Cambrian Explosion” look like? A potentially provocative article over on Discover Magazine’s website explores this in depth:
Half a billion years ago, Earth’s animal life rapidly evolved during the event known as the Cambrian explosion. In the future, growing swarms of robots all talking with one another could spark a similar “Cambrian explosion” for robotic evolution. A robotics expert who has worked for the U.S. military recently published a paper on the technological changes that could rapidly spawn the next generation of robots powered by advanced artificial intelligence. He also weighs the consequences of robots rapidly replacing huge numbers of human workers.
What could cause this robot Cambrian explosion? Find out what that is next…