"Robot scientists can think for themselves"

byCronoDAS10y2nd Apr 200911 comments


I recently saw this Reuters article on Yahoo News. In typical science reporting fashion, the headline seems to be pure hyperbole - does anyone here know enough to clarify what the groups referenced have actually achieved?

This links represent what I could find:

Homepage of the "Robot Scientist" project:http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/Research/bio/robotsci/ 

Homepage of Hod Lipson: http://www.mae.cornell.edu/lipson/

Hod Lipson's 2007 paper "Automated reverse engineering of nonlinear dynamical systems" (pdf)