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Streamlined Rules For Robots


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Robot planes

New techniques make it easier to calculate the optimal behaviors for fleets of autonomous robots, like these robot planes, working toward some common goal.

NASA

With the explosion of the Internet and the commoditization of autonomous robots (such as the Roomba) and small sensors (such as the ones in most cell phones), computer scientists have become more and more interested in distributed computing, or how disparate autonomous devices—whether servers in a network or robots investigating an underwater oil spill—can work together toward some common goal.

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