VARIOUS: Chimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 6/3/2018

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Researchers at The University of Manchester are using computer simulations of chimpanzees to improve not only our understanding of how the animals walk, but also the technology we use to do it.

 

The research, being published by the Royal Society Open Science Journal, shows how simple changes to 'machine learning' algorithms can produce better looking, more accurate computer-generated animal simulations.

Media coverage

TitleChimpanzees inspire more accurate computer-generated animal simulations
Media name/outletUnited Press International
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date7/03/18
DescriptionMarch 7 (UPI) -- New research into the locomotion of the chimpanzee's walk has done more than help scientists better understand the primate's biomechanics. The great ape has also helped researchers design more accurate computer-powered animal simulations.

While studying the unique walk of chimpanzees, scientists at the University of Manchester made unique tweaks to the "machine learning" algorithms that power animal simulations.
URLhttps://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/03/07/Chimpanzees-inspire-more-accurate-computer-generated-animal-simulations/7961520429120/
PersonsWilliam Sellers
TitleChimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations
Media name/outletPhys.org
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Date6/03/18
DescriptionResearchers at The University of Manchester are using computer simulations of chimpanzees to improve not only our understanding of how the animals walk, but also the technology we use to do it.

The research, being published by the Royal Society Open Science Journal, shows how simple changes to 'machine learning' algorithms can produce better looking, more accurate computer-generated animal simulations.
URLhttps://phys.org/news/2018-03-chimpanzees-machine-animal-simulations.html
PersonsWilliam Sellers

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