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Algorithm Helps Make Cloud Computing More Efficient
2013-03-12 18:53:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new software system could help reduce cloud computing hardware requirements by 95 percent, as well as help improve performance. MIT researchers are developing a new system called DBSeer that uses machine-learning techniques to build accurate models of performance and resource demands of database-driven applications. Barzan Mozafari, lead author on a paper presented at the recent Biennial Conference on Innovative Data Systems...

MIT Robotic Cheetah As Energy Efficient As Real Animals
2013-03-08 18:40:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to a group of researchers, one high-tech robotic cheetah is proving itself to be dominant above its flesh-and-blood counterparts in terms of running efficiency. A team of MIT mechanical engineers, led by Sangbae Kim, has developed a 70-pound robotic cheetah that wastes very little energy as it runs for an hour and a half at 5-miles-per-hour. Design principles to minimize energy waste led to the team developing a robot with...

New Algorithms Give Household Robots A Helping Hand
2013-02-25 18:42:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With a few adjustments through algorithms, MIT researchers found a way to give household robots an extra hand. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory will be presenting two papers at this year's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, showing robots could use algorithms to compensate for physical shortcomings. One paper describes an algorithm that enables a robot to...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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