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Video: Robotic Droplets Will Assemble Satellites
2/28/2013

Swarming robots, or droplets, developed by the University of Colorado, Boulder, may someday assemble telescopes and satellites in space.   (Source: University of Colorado, Boulder)
Swarming robots, or droplets, developed by the University of Colorado, Boulder, may someday assemble telescopes and satellites in space.
(Source: University of Colorado, Boulder)

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William K.
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William K.   3/12/2013 4:17:20 PM
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Ann,

I suppose that you can be correct on that, but they certainly seem to think differently than the way that I think. Particularly with microsoft products, the response that I seem to get when attempting to instruct the software as to what I want to do is "why would you ever want to do that?", which leads to a new level of frustration about those who can only think, not only just "within the box", but also can only imagine "coloring within the lines", as it were. I am seldom chosen for projects because of thinking just like everybody else, but rather because of being able to visualize alternative ways of doing things. Anybody can do stuff "by the book" , if they are able to read the book.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/12/2013 9:48:55 PM
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Oh, wait a minute--I thought you said "programmers," not "people who work at MS and program dumb things into their software." I know exactly what you mean--about both MS-created software and thinking outside the lines--but the programmers I was singing the praises of sure as heck don't work for the Evil Empire.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/20/2013 4:54:50 PM
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Thanks for that info, EdV. I'll check out his ideas.

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Cabe Atwell   6/11/2014 12:36:31 AM
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They now want to crowd-fund a 1000-strong army of the robots to 'teach' them 'swarm intelligence' in order to perform certain tasks with efficiency. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this.

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