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Researchers Give Robots The Gift Of Navigation
2012-02-16 15:12:35

MIT researchers have developed a new system that could one day allow robots to navigate any surrounding or terrain, without needing any input from humans. The algorithm developed by the team allows robots to continuously map their 3D environment by using a low-cost camera. The system developed by the researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) could also allow blind people to work their way through buildings like hospitals and shopping malls...

2011-09-21 18:46:00

A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently – and move more predictably. Ask someone with her hands in her lap to pick up a coffee mug on the table she´s sitting at, and she´ll extract her hand from under the table and stretch her arm out toward the mug. Instruct an autonomous robot to perform the same feat, and it may think for a few seconds, zigzag its robotic hand back and forth under the table, then...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Meraki, the cloud-based wireless networking company, today announced that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in Cambridge, MA, has selected Meraki to provide reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi coverage in the Ray and Maria Stata Center. Also known at MIT as Building 32, the Stata Center is a 720,000 sq. ft. facility that houses MIT CSAIL, the Laboratory for Information and...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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