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Researchers Teach Robots Deception by Mimicking Squirrels
1/29/2013

Georgia Tech researchers Ronald Arkin and Alan Wagner pose with robots that have been trained to deceive each other by studying the behavior of squirrels trying to protect their food stash. The work funded by the Office of Naval Research could eventually be used by the US military.   (Source: Georgia Tech)
Georgia Tech researchers Ronald Arkin and Alan Wagner pose with robots that have been trained to deceive each other by studying the behavior of squirrels trying to protect their food stash. The work funded by the Office of Naval Research could eventually be used by the US military.
(Source: Georgia Tech)

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Elizabeth M
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Re: Clever method
Elizabeth M   2/7/2013 2:18:31 PM
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Ah, really...I wasn't sure about that. I guess it's not always so transparent who is paying for the research. I also have covered a few things in Europe and sometimes it's funded there by European commissions or consortiums rather than the military.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/7/2013 4:47:33 PM
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You're right, it's not always obvious where funding is coming from. And I've noticed the same difference in sources of funding between Europe and the US for robotics research. European governments and consortia are also more likely to provide funding for research in other areas, such as bioplastics or biofuels.

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