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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Robotic Consensus
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Robotic Consensus

Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole team, and decentralized...

Enabling Human-Robot Rescue Teams
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Enabling Human-Robot Rescue Teams

Researchers say they have developed a new way of modeling robot collaboration. 

Crunching Quantum Code
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Crunching Quantum Code

Researchers have developed a quantum computer design featuring an array of superconducting islands on top of a topological insulator. 

A Virtual 'guide Dog' For Navigation
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A Virtual 'guide Dog' For Navigation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have modified an algorithm for processing three-dimensional camera data, with power conservation in mind. 

Energy-Friendly Chip Can Perform Powerful Artificial-Intelligence Tasks
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Energy-Friendly Chip Can Perform Powerful Artificial-Intelligence Tasks

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers  this week introduced a new chip that implements neural networks.

Deep-Learning Algorithm Predicts Photos' Memorability at "near-Human" Levels
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Deep-Learning Algorithm Predicts Photos' Memorability at "near-Human" Levels

Researchers say they have developed an algorithm that can predict how memorable or forgettable a given image is almost as accurately as humans. 

Untraceable Communication—guaranteed
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Untraceable Communication—guaranteed

Anonymity networks, which sit on top of the public Internet, are designed to conceal people’s Web-browsing habits from prying eyes.

Biomedical Imaging at One-Thousandth the Cost
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Biomedical Imaging at One-Thousandth the Cost

A biomedical imaging system developed by MIT researchers could ultimately replace a $100,000 microscope with components that cost only hundreds of dollars. The...

System Automatically Converts 2d Video to 3D
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System Automatically Converts 2d Video to 3D

A new system automatically renders two-dimensional soccer game video footage as three-dimensional video. 

How Wireless 'x-Ray Vision' Could Power Virtual Reality, Smart Homes, and Hollywood
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How Wireless 'x-Ray Vision' Could Power Virtual Reality, Smart Homes, and Hollywood

The new RF Capture technology can pick up wireless reflections off the human body to visualize the silhouette of a person concealed behind a wall. 

Crash-Tolerant Data Storage
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Crash-Tolerant Data Storage

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed what they call the first computer file system that ensures no loss of data when the system crashes...

Giving Robots a More Nimble Grasp
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Giving Robots a More Nimble Grasp

Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object...

Making the New Silicon
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Making the New Silicon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they have developed gallium nitride transistors to power electronic circuits.

Consortium Including MIT Awarded $110m National Grant to Promote Photonics Manufacturing
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Consortium Including MIT Awarded $110m National Grant to Promote Photonics Manufacturing

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics will work to advance U.S. capabilities in integrated photonic technology.

Object Recognition For Robots
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Object Recognition For Robots

John Leonard's group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile...

Computing at the Speed of Light
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Computing at the Speed of Light

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Sergio Cantu studies how light can act as an information carrier in computing and calculating. 

Automatic Bug Repair
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Automatic Bug Repair

At the Association for Computing Machinery's Programming Language Design and Implementation conference this month, MIT researchers presented a new system that repairs...

MIT Engineers Hand 'cognitive' Control to ­nderwater Robots
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MIT Engineers Hand 'cognitive' Control to ­nderwater Robots

Researchers have developed a new approach to programming autonomous underwater vehicles that increases their "cognitive" capabilities.

Thousands of Atoms Entangled with a Single Photon
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Thousands of Atoms Entangled with a Single Photon

Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon.

Six Keys to Sports Analytics
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Six Keys to Sports Analytics

The ninth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) was the biggest meeting yet of sports-data experts: More than 3,100 people attended the event last...
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