Multi-Robot Path Planning For Swarm of Robots that Can Both Fly, Drive (MIT)

Source: MIT/CSAIL.Brandon Araki, John Strang, Sarah Pohorecky, Celine Qiu, Tobias Naegeli, and Daniela R Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) propose that if robots could be programmed to both walk and take flight, it would open up possibilities including machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren’t near ... » read more

The Week In Review: Manufacturing

It’s official: IBM appears to be exiting the chip business. After months of talks, IBM has agreed to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take Big Blue’s chip unit off its hands, according to reports from Bloomberg. IBM will also receive $200 million worth of assets, according to the reports. At the upcoming IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Intel and IBM will present... » read more

Drone Design Challenges

System-Level Design talks with Bob Bluth of the Naval Postgraduate School about UAV design and debug challenges--and what's inside of these devices. (The blue and green cellophane tape seal some of the access points prior to delivery--and the directions).   [youtube vid=wTsehbWwC8o] » read more