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OPEn: An Open-ended Physics Environment for Learning Without a Task

Reinforcement learning algorithms are commonly used for narrowly defined tasks. In contrast, humans plan their actions using a mental model of the world’s physical structure. Inspired by human intelligence, a recent paper proposes an environment that is designed as a sandbox where the agent has to learn about how a physical world works. Illustration of the problem setup for modeling ...

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Lucy Launches, Begins Multi-Billion-Mile Trek to Explore Dawn of the Solar System

Flying for the first time in its 401 configuration in more than four years, this morning’s Atlas V launch occurred at the opening moment of Lucy’s 23-day launch window to reach the Jovian Trojans. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace After one of its least-flown years on record, United Launch Alliance (ULA) has successfully executed its fourth mission of 2021 with a ...

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