Jean-Baptiste Mouret, 2014 winner of an ERC – Starting Grant, looks for a way to create adaptable robots through trial-and-error learning, tackling a problem that hinders the adoption of robots in many industrial and social contexts.
It is not a question of the robot repairing itself. The aim is more the management of the problem than its complete solution. A form of breakdown tolerance that allows the robot to continue to function in damaged mode without having to identify the source of the problem. These are referred to as "resilient robots".