Working group: Let the robot learn

Theoretical neuroscientists and mathematicians gathered at SFI recently to explore new ways to let “embodied intelligent systems” – that’s robots – learn coordination. At the small working group October 8-11, 2013 at SFI, nine researchers began hammering out a new theoretical approach for enabling robots to learn to walk, for example, in much the same way infants do.

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How similar are corporate and human life cycles?

In a September 30 Business Network topical meeting in London, participants explored the evolution of the modern corporation, the corporate life cycle, the impact of globalization, and the relationship between corporations and other major social institutions.

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David Wolpert joins SFI’s resident faculty

External Professor David Wolpert joined SFI's resident faculty on a half-time basis on Monday, September 9, 2013. He also is a member of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Information Sciences Group.

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Biologist Michael Lachmann to join SFI in 2014

SFI announced today that biologist Michael Lachmann will join the Institute’s resident faculty next summer. Lachmann currently is an assistant professor at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany.

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