Comic 183 - clean up..

1st Jul 2007, 2:49 AM
clean up..
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GhostRider 27th Oct 2015, 9:53 AM edit delete reply
A Spirit of Vengeance that can't change is pretty useless.
GntlTch 8th Nov 2015, 7:50 PM edit delete reply
OK, suspension of belief interrupted!

5 minutes ago Dolly know what it meant to wake up and couldn't even stand up. Which is to be expected. New sensors; new circuits; different response times, different hysteresis, different feedbacks, etc. No way in hell is she ready to go off on her own for normal movements let alone be ready for a combat situation. One or two days in the gym, combat training, orientation and practice regarding the new sensors and new systems that she now has at a minimum would be required to acclimate to the new body. And that is assuming that her "muscles" didn't atrophy while awaiting activation which is probably not true since she "hurt" when she first awoke.
Computant 7th Aug 2016, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
One possible explanation for the pain on waking is that the biological muscles were being electrically stimulated to tighten and relax constantly, keeping her muscles stong, but resulting in her first experience with her muscles being extreme fatigue.
Also, she may be able to do a lot more processing in the same period of time than a human. She would almost have to, it takes humans months to figure out how to walk, and even then we call them toddlers for a reason. Walking is actually one of the toughest nuts to crack in modern robotics.
antrik 18th Apr 2017, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
Depending on how her motor control is designed, it might be just a matter of establishing a bunch of parameters, and adapting response curves accordingly.

Humans need so long to learn motor skills, because out control is based on accumulated experience, rather than on calculations.
Oldarmourer 11th Jun 2019, 1:01 PM edit delete reply
I'd tend to think that Dolly would only have to 'learn' something once and then it would be stored for immediate use, recall and adaptation on the fly. Most things would be extrapolated by subconscious subroutines so she wouldn't even have to think about them, what she learned about spatial awareness and her new body's range of movements just by standing up and falling down could be translated into a much wider range of possible movements, to the limits of her new structure and motions she might not have actually used yet would still factor into her body's expectations for walking, running, using her already imprinted combat skills, etc., to anticipate what would be required, with only minor adjustments still needed for situations that aren't directly translatable and might have to be relearned, but again, only once.
megados 11th Jun 2019, 2:25 PM edit delete reply

Well . . . I don't think it's as cut and dried as that. AI learns somewhat like humans do, albeit considerably faster. There's a starting point, but it's refined by algorithms and a bit of trial and error. Acceleration and deceleration are physical attributes, and if you want to stop in a desired position, for instance, you have to know when and how much force to apply. Changes in speed change the variables, so an algorithm has to be refined. Now, say, pick up an object, and the extra mass messes up the parameters. All of this has to be learned on the fly, so I doubt that the process is ' one and done'. Then if you want to toss in skillsets she already has, they have to be applied to all the new algorithms, so in the end, it's not just a 5 minute job. Once learned, though, yes all of the refined parameters are stored, and unless a move that improves efficiency further, or a new operating condition occurs, they won't change. :D

Motion range of a joint is easy. Slowly run it through it's range and find the stops. At higher speeds though, you have to decelerate the mass or you could destroy the joint. That's basically why she needs a little practice.

I could program a robot to run through sets of moves, but I know more than it does. Not so with the AI operating on a new platform, which is basically what this is. It has to make correlations all on its own. Dolly has no empirical knowledge of the differences, so they have to be learned.
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