Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team (via Science)

This is a pretty important breakthrough for biologically inspired computing.  During my doctoral studies at Michigan, I was a NSF-IGERT fellow at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.  I had the great pleasure of spending time lots of time with John Holland whose work on genetic algorithms is one of many efforts to implement biological principles into computing.

Anyway, for those who are geeky like me – you should read the underlying article in this week’s issue of Science and/or the popular press version here.