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MIT’s Flyfire – swarms of micro helicopters form 3D images

By Damir Beciri
3 March 2010

flyfire-monalisaFlyfire, a project initiated by the SENSEable City Laboratory (the same folks that came up with AIDA) in collaboration with ARES Lab (Aerospace Robotics and Embedded Systems Laboratory) aims to transform any ordinary space into a highly immersive and interactive display environment. Imagine that pixels could fly out of your computer screen and create an… »


Sensor networks of freely drifting Autonomous Underwater Explorers

By Damir Beciri
One Comment13 November 2009

aue_underwater_artist_renderingIn an effort to plug gaps in knowledge about key ocean processes, the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s division of ocean sciences has awarded nearly $1 million to scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. The Scripps marine scientists will develop a new breed of ocean-probing instruments. Jules Jaffe and Peter Franks will… »

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Swarmanoid project – robots work like swarmed insects

By Damir Beciri
19 October 2009

swarmanoidWe already wrote about modular and shape-shifting robots in our previous articles. Swarm robotics is inspired by the social insect behavior, and emphasizes aspects such as decentralization of control, limited communication abilities among robots, use of local information, emergence of global actions, and robustness. Most current studies in swarm robotic systems have focused on robotic… »