1 Mar
2021

Radhika Nagpal, expert on swarm robotics, celebrated among ‘Nature’s 10’

first_img Read Full Story Radhika Nagpal, the Harvard computer scientist whose self-organizing swarm robotics are today’s state of the art in collective artificial intelligence, has been named among Nature’s 10, the ten scientists and engineers who “made a difference” in 2014.Nagpal is the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.In February of this year, her research group announced the creation of a robotic construction crew, inspired by termites, which is capable of assembling blocks into 3-D structures without any human intervention. And in August, Nagpal’s group unveiled its thousand-robot swarm, a massive assembly of small robots that collectively arrange themselves into shapes, interacting much like a school of fish or a flock of birds. Dubbed “the first thousand-robot flash mob,” these Kilobots demonstrate the power of computationally simple programs to collaboratively and autonomously execute complex behaviors.“The beauty of biological systems is that they are elegantly simple — and yet, in large numbers, accomplish the seemingly impossible,” Nagpal said. “At some level you no longer even see the individuals; you just see the collective as an entity to itself.”Nagpal’s research sheds light on the nature of coordination in large groups in order to better understand natural systems like social insect colonies and multicellular self-organization, and to engineer robust and powerful technologies like multi-robot systems for use in search and rescue, construction, or agriculture.last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

County DMV Installs Outside Drop Boxes At Dunkirk, Mayville Offices

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by New York State DMV.MAYVILLE – Outside drop boxes were installed Tuesday at the Dunkirk and Mayville DMV offices, according to the Chautauqua County Clerk’s Office. Officials say renewals may now be dropped off at any one of the DMV’s three offices 24 hours a day as well as mailing them to us if this is a preferred method. The DMV will accept registration renewals, plate surrenders, vehicle registrations for new purchases and plate transfers.All automobile dealer work can now be left at any one of the DMV offices. The DMV, however, can’t renew driver’s licenses at this time as a personal visit is required. New York State extended the expiration date on driver’s licenses until further notice.New York State DMV is currently closed and has been closed for several weeks. Any renewals done online will not be processed by them at this time. Make sure that all DMV work is mailed to a Chautauqua County DMV office or left in one of their drop boxes. You may call any of the DMV offices with questions. The DMV, however, has limited staff and many calls, so this may be difficult at thistime. Whether by mail or drop box, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope large enough to hold what you are requesting, and containing enough postage for your request as the DMV will mail your items to you, and include your phone number as the DMV will need to contact you for payment. Any forms that you need can be found on the NYS DMV website atwww.dmv.ny.gov.last_img read more

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14 Aug
2020

What channel is Oregon vs. Utah on today? Time, schedule for Pac-12 championship game 2019

first_imgUtah (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) enters Friday’s matchup with College Football Playoff aspirations and could be in a win-and-in situation if it can push past Oregon (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12), which made the Playoff in 2014. MORE: Six scenarios for final College Football Playoff rankingsKyle Whittingham’s Utes are led by running back Zack Moss, who has tallied over 1,500 yards from scrimmage this season and 16 total touchdowns. Utah also ranks third nationally in total defense, giving up 11.2 points per game.Oregon is stout on the defensive side as well, allowing opponents to score 15.8 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country. The Ducks have a potential first-round NFL Draft pick at quarterback in Justin Herbert (3,140 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns this season). Below is all the info you need to watch Oregon vs. Utah on Friday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full championship week college football schedule.What channel is Oregon vs. Utah on today?TV channel (national): ABCLive stream: WatchESPNThe Pac-12 championship game between Oregon and Utah will be broadcast nationally on ABC. College football championship week is here and it gets started with a showdown between No. 13 Oregon and No. 5 Utah in the Pac-12 championship game.The Utes and Ducks will meet at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., in what could be a rainy and windy title game. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will handle the announcing duties.MORE: Full betting preview for Pac-12 championship gamePac-12 championship game: What time is kickoff?Date: Friday, Dec. 7Start time: 8 p.m. ETOregon and Utah will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Friday and will be the only championship game decided that day. As for Saturday, the remaining nine championship games will take place throughout the day beginning at noon ET. The final game Saturday kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.College football scores, conference championship gamesPac-12: No. 5 Utah vs. No. 13 OregonBig 12: No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaSun Belt: Louisiana at No. 20 Appalachian StateMAC: Miami (Ohio) vs. Central MichiganCUSA: UAB at Florida AtlanticAAC: No. 19 Cincinnati at No. 16 MemphisSEC: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 GeorgiaMWC: Hawaii at No. 19 Boise StateACC: No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 22 VirginiaBig Ten: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Wisconsinlast_img read more

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