Humans want autonomous robots that take control

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Computerworld | August 25th, 2014 MIT study shows people like it when robots assign them tasks in the workplace. If a company wants humans and robots to work more seamlessly together, they need to give the robots more freedom to work on their own. A study released today from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence…

Scientists create self-assembling, working robots

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | August 8th, 2014 These origami robots can fold up and walk away. It would be strange enough to see a robot fold itself into arbitrary shapes and then just walk away. Then add to the mix that it’s a laser-cut origami robot and you have the new robotic technology created…

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 18th, 2014 Fastpass uses parallel processing to eliminate the need for complicated network queues, researchers say. A breakthrough by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help companies like Facebook keep the cat videos coming. Their…

MIT may have just solved all your data center network lag issues

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By Jon Gold, Network World | July 17th, 2014 New Fastpass system opts for counter-intuitive central processing architecture. A group of MIT researchers say they’ve invented a new technology that should all but eliminate queue length in data center networking. The technology will be fully described in a paper presented at the annual conference of…