Daniela Rus's Keynote Speech on the 14th Computing in the 21st Century Conference co-hosted by Microsoft Research Asia, Nankai University and Tianjin University on October 25, 2012.
Daniela Rus:Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, MIT| Fellows of AAAI and IEEE
Abstract:The current computing challenges for creating mobile autonomous systems that can interact in new ways with the physical world, on the ground, in water, and in the air. Recent progresses in Autonomous Mobile Networks are distributed ad-hoc networks of robots that can sense, actuate, compute and communicate with each other using point-to-point multi-hop communication. The nodes in such networks include static sensors, mobile sensors, robots, animals, and humans. Such systems combine the most advanced concepts in perception, communication and control to create computational systems capable of large-scale interaction with the environment, extending the individual capabilities of each network component to encompass a much wider area, range of data, and control capabilities.