However, subsequent “generations” of robots, created when the researchers copied the artificial "neural" networks of the most successful ones, eventually learned that if they attracted other robots to the food, they would risk overcrowding the area and being jostled out. As a result, they got to the point where they learned to never flash their light when they were near the food, so as to keep it for themselves.
That’s right: robots have learned to be dicks. We’re doomed.
Joseph Oliveto is a writer. When the robots take over, he won’t last long. Follow him on Twitter.