James McLurkin - Swarm Math: From wasps and wings to bots and bits [4 pm]
Get under the hood of MoMath’s hot new Robot Swarm exhibit with roboticist James McLurkin. From the first naturally occurring distributed algorithms 120 million years ago to the automated exploration and search-and-rescue missions of today, learn how simple rules followed by individuals can result in complex group behaviors, and how tasks like warehouse fulfillment and even building construction can sometimes be handled better by groups of robots than by people!
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Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics and presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.
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Please note, this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants age 12 and up.
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