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Cat Brain Cat Fight (Controversy on an Artificial Brain)

A chimpanzee brain at the Science Museum London
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Two leading scientists, Henry Markram and Dharmendra Modha, are embroiled in a cat fight about cat brain simulation. Markram called into question the legitimacy of Modha’s work and indeed the foundations of most current brain simulation research. But does his argument miss the point? Just listen to the podcast.

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Giving Small Robots New Ways to Move (IEEE)

I always thought that there should be smaller robots. We do have the technology. Look at your PDAs,IPhones and HTC model telephones. All are actually sophisticated computers. Why not use this technology to make smaller bots? And while making them smaller why not make the so they can move easily through. After all a cockroach can go to places where you would usually say “How in the hell did it get up there?”.

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