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Pressing the Accelerator on Quantum Robotics

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Quantum computing will allow for the creation of more powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots. This conclusion was reached by researchers from Spain and Austria, who have confirmed that quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to the stimuli around them.

Researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) and the University of Innsbruck (Austria) have published a study in the journal ‘Physical Review X’ which states that these tools can be used to apply to robots, automatons and the other agents that use artificial intelligence (AI).

They demonstrated that quantum machines can respond the best and act the fastest against the environment surrounding them and they adapt to situations where the conventional ones, which are much slower, cannot finish the learning and response processes.

>”In the case of very demanding and ‘impatient’ environments, the outcome is that the quantum robot can adapt itself and survive, while the classic robot is destined to collapse,” explains G. Davide Paparo and Miguel A. Martín-Delgado, the two researchers from UCM who have participated in the study.

Their theoretical work has focused on using quantum computing to accelerate ahead with one of the most difficult points to resolve in information technology: machine learning,

>”Building a model is actually a creative act, but conventional computers are no good at it,” says Martín-Delgado. “That is where quantum computing comes into play. The advances it brings are not only quantitative in terms of greater speed, but also qualitative: adapting better to environments where the classic agent does not survive. This means that quantum robots are more creative”.

[SOURCE](http://phys.org/news/2014-10-quantum-robotics.html)

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