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Swarm Intelligence

Hive mind thinking can conglomerate and amplify intelligence. Bees, ants, and other groups of animals create a higher collective wisdom than any individual contributor exhibits. Cloud technology enables correlation that mimics self organizing organic swarms. Artificial swarm intelligence offers an opportunity to create super intelligence based on humans. New hope for humans in an A.I. […]

Complex Order From Simple Interactions

“Emergence” is when simple components interact in simple ways but more complex properties, processes, and behavior emerge that were not part of the original pieces or their properties and behavior. Complexity emerges spontaneously in natural systems around us all the time. Ant colonies, birds flocking, chemical interactions, crystallization, traffic flow, and the automata from the […]

Printable Bots

Printing small cheap bots that can perform tasks that humans perform routinely everyday is becoming more practical. A small bot may not have enough strength to move a large object, but a swarm of small bots can move a large pile of small objects, one object at a time. Print the bots from plastic sheets […]

Microbot Swarms

Swarms of small robotic devices can be used to collect sensory data, gather samples, map terrains, and assemble and construct objects. The qualities of a swarm of small objects make these tasks applicable in a variety of forms. They may be used to perform medical diagnostics inside a body or explore objects in space. Ant-Sized […]

Tiny Sprite Spacecraft

Tiny spacecraft, known as “sprites” contain microchips and have the ability to supply power, communications and even propulsion. Three prototypes of these postage stamp sized spacecraft will be sent up to the space station for testing on the next shuttle flight. Eventually, the hope is to test the usability of releasing a large cloud of […]

A Taxonomy of Gods

We often wonder how the universe was created and if it has a purpose. Cosmology attempts to create mathematical and astronomical models that explain the physics of creating a universe. A taxonomy is a classification scheme that often attempts to not only classify things we know, but also to be expandable to include things we […]

Personal Aerial Drones

Hobbyists have already been modifying radio controlled model aircraft to fly by themselves in drone-like fashion. They have added both telemetry and live video links to their flying aircraft. Now, commercial vendors are beginning to develop similar products. They are likely to shrink rapidly in size and cost and become more common. Drones that can […]

Cellular Automata

John Conway’s “Game of Life” involves simple patterns of cells on a grid that modify and reproduce themselves according to rules regarding their neighboring cells. At times, the rules and patterns can combine to create interestingly complex results that appear to grow and evolve. This is a simple example of cellular automata. Cellular automata can […]

Swarm Intelligence

Swarm intelligence is the process used by groups of organisms or systems or agents to self organize into collective behavior that exhibits some level of intelligent activity. Swarms of insects often seem to act as an intelligent whole, even though the actual intelligence level of each bug is observed to be quite low. Most versions […]

Mote Net Computing

Mote Net Computing (MNC) was developed out of swarm technology. As self organizing swarm-nets of motes became more available, they started being used for background computational purposes. Each mote generally has a low level of computational power, but because there are so many of them, as the net becomes large, the power also scales well. […]