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Herding robots

A new system combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots — or other “multiagent systems” — to collaborate in unprecedented ways. Writing a...

Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible

Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards...

New ‘max flow’ algorithm streamlines solutions

Finding the most efficient way to transport items across a network like the U.S. highway system or the Internet is a problem that has...

Harvard machine-learning algorithms could make chemical reactions intelligent

Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have...

Radio tech sees through walls in 3D, realtime

Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty or Battlefield and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely...

Matrices have broad ramifications in computer science

Among the most common tools in electrical engineering and computer science are rectangular grids of numbers known as matrices. The numbers in a matrix...

Teaching computers to see — by learning to see like computers

Object-recognition systems — software that tries to identify objects in digital images — typically rely on machine learning. They comb through databases of previously labeled...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area

Two researchers at UCL Computer Science and the University of Gdansk present a new method for determining the amount of entanglement – a quantum...

Six Months of Computing Time Generates Detailed Portrait of Cloth Behavior...

It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure....

Writing programs using ordinary language

In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it’s...

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