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Minecraft Shows Robots How to Stop Dithering

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Minecraft was used to teach a virtual agent what steps to exclude when trying to put a gold block in a furnace.

Credit: Stefanie Tellex | Brown University

The computer game Minecraft, which depicts a world made up of retro, pixelated blocks that can be modified and rearranged in endless architectural configurations, has been praised for teaching young players about creativity, problem solving, and survival skills (in certain modes you have to avoid threats including zombies).

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