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Reference TypeJournal Article
Author(s)Spatz, J. P.;Schaal, S.
Year2014
TitlePerspective: Intelligent Systems: Bits and Bots
Journal/Conference/Book TitleNature
Keywordsintelligent systems, nano robotics, robotics, smart materials
AbstractWhat is intelligence, and can we create it? Animals can perceive, reason, react and learn, but they are just one example of an intelligent system. Intelligent systems could be robots as large as humans, helping with search-and- rescue operations in dangerous places, or smart devices as tiny as a cell, delivering drugs to a target within the body. Even computing systems can be intelligent, by perceiving the world, crawling the web and processing ‘big data’ to extract and learn from complex information.Understanding not only how intelligence can be reproduced, but also how to build systems that put these ideas into practice, will be a challenge. Small intelligent systems will require new materials and fabrication methods, as well as com- pact information processors and power sources. And for nano-sized systems, the rules change altogether. The laws of physics operate very differently at tiny scales: for a nanorobot, swimming through water is like struggling through treacle.Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have begun to solve these problems by developing new computational methods, experiment- ing with unique robotic systems and fabricating tiny, artificial propellers, like bacterial flagella, to propel nanocreations through their environment.
Number509
Short TitlePerspective: Intelligent Systems: Bits and Bots
Custom 3papers3://publication/uuid/5BC5D34C-9883-4653-AF38-B04D0881A0A0
Accession Numberrelated:gV
URL(s) http://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/spatz-Nature2014.pdf
Link to PDFhttp://www-clmc.usc.edu/publications/S/spatz-Nature2014.pdf

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