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July 2, 2018 | Source: Quanta Magazine, quantamagazine.org, 14 February 2018, Kevin Hartnett
Smart Swarms Seek New Ways to Cooperate
The Complex Rheology And Biomechanics Lab (CRAB Lab) in the School of Physics at The Georgia Institute of Technology is developing new algorithms to show how swarms of very simple...
May 7, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 1 February 2018, Paul Scharre
Debating Slaughterbots and the Future of Autonomous Weapons
People can look at the same technology and disagree about how it will shape the future, explains Paul Scharre as he shares a final perspective on the Slaughterbots debate. Paul...
Survivability and Vulnerability
March 1, 2018
Autonomous Insect Robots
Is it possible that the future of information gathering will be up to robotic insects? DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots...
January 29, 2018 | Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons, rh.gatech.edu, 6 November 2017, John Toon
Student Teams Compete in Service Academies Swarm Challenge – with GTRI Assistance
What does the future of air-to-air combat sound like? At this point, it could sound very much like a swarm of angry bees. That's how researcher Michael Day described the recent...
January 15, 2018 | Source: Cornell University, news.cornell.edu, 13 Dec 2017, Syl Kacapyr
Engineers Program Tiny Robots to Move, Think Like Insects
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of...
Warfighter Trust in Autonomy
INTRODUCTION In response to rapid advancements in the fields of autonomy, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, the Department of Defense (DoD) has prioritized the...
November 6, 2017 | Source: C4ISRNET, c4isrnet.com, 25 October 2017, Michael Peck
DARPA OFFSET: Autonomous Drone Swarms for Warfighters
Raytheon and Northrop Grumman have been awarded Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contracts to develop drone swarms for urban combat environments. DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-...
May 11, 2017 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 1 March 2017, Megan Scudellari
The Tiny Robots Will See You Now
It’s science-fiction-turned-reality: Researchers are developing micro- and nanoscale robots that move freely in the body, communicate with each other, perform jobs, and degrade...
January 30, 2017 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 19 December 2016, Jeremy Hsu
ONR Developed CARACaS Software Controls Navy Swarmboats
Drone boats belonging to the U.S. Navy have begun learning to work together like a swarm with a shared hive mind. Two years ago, they would have individually reacted to possible...
November 8, 2016 | Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons, rh.gatech.edu, Issue 3, 2015, Rick Robinson
On Their Own
As a team of unmanned quadrotor aircraft hovers above, six small ground robots roll into an unfamiliar two-story structure. Soon, the rotorcraft are darting about mapping the...