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Graduate Research Highlight: Swarmbots

August 30, 2007 -

CSAIL graduate student James McLurkin finds inspiration for his distributed robotic systems in nature. The behavior of his swarmbots, a swarm of 100 tiny robots, are based on the way insects communicate, specifically ants and bees.

Swarmbots can only communicate at a distance of three feet and use other robots as landmarks to transmit information. LEDs are used to signify the behavior of the robots. Read more at James McLurkin's web site.

MEET Alumni accepted to MIT

August 28, 2007 -

We would like to extend a special welcome to Wissam Jarjoui, the first Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) student to be accepted at MIT. CSAIL has been heavily involved with MEET since its conception in 2004 and we are excited to see how successful it has become in such a short period of time.

Tilera Corp announces that it is shipping 64-core processor

Tilera Corp, founded by CSAIL's Prof. Anant Agarwal, announced that it has begun to ship a 64-core processor. This processor features 64 identical processor cores (tiles). Each tile can independently run a full operating system, or multiple tiles taken together can run a multi-processing operating system like SMP Linux. Anant Agarwal created the first mesh-based multicore architecture as part of the Raw research project.

Testing in the Heat

Friday, August 3rd CSAIL students David Moore, Edwin Olson, and Albert Huang conduct testing of MIT's DARPA grand challenge vehicle at a hangar at the South Weymouth Navel Air Station. The weather on Friday was hot enough to stall equipment, but testing continues for the next DARPA grand challenge event.

Photos by Jason Dorfman

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(MIT DARPA Grand Challenge Team Web Site)

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Graduate Research Highlight: Swarmbots

August 30, 2007 -

CSAIL graduate student James McLurkin finds inspiration for his distributed robotic systems in nature. The behavior of his swarmbots, a swarm of 100 tiny robots, are based on the way insects communicate, specifically ants and bees.

Swarmbots can only communicate at a distance of three feet and use other robots as landmarks to transmit information. LEDs are used to signify the behavior of the robots. Read more at James McLurkin's web site.

MEET Alumni accepted to MIT

August 28, 2007 -

We would like to extend a special welcome to Wissam Jarjoui, the first Middle East Education through Technology (MEET) student to be accepted at MIT. CSAIL has been heavily involved with MEET since its conception in 2004 and we are excited to see how successful it has become in such a short period of time.

Tilera Corp announces that it is shipping 64-core processor

Tilera Corp, founded by CSAIL's Prof. Anant Agarwal, announced that it has begun to ship a 64-core processor. This processor features 64 identical processor cores (tiles). Each tile can independently run a full operating system, or multiple tiles taken together can run a multi-processing operating system like SMP Linux. Anant Agarwal created the first mesh-based multicore architecture as part of the Raw research project.

Testing in the Heat

Friday, August 3rd CSAIL students David Moore, Edwin Olson, and Albert Huang conduct testing of MIT's DARPA grand challenge vehicle at a hangar at the South Weymouth Navel Air Station. The weather on Friday was hot enough to stall equipment, but testing continues for the next DARPA grand challenge event.

Photos by Jason Dorfman

(More Photos)

(MIT DARPA Grand Challenge Team Web Site)

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