The Kilobot is a low-cost robot designed to make testing collective algorithms on hundreds or thousands of robots accessible to robotics researchers. This video describes the features of the Kilobot robot and how they can be controlled in a group.
This video demonstrates some of the capabilities of the Kilobot such as: communication, distance sensing, locomotion, and on-board computation. All demonstrations are fully autonomous, without any human controlling the robots.
Wyss researchers have engineered photosynthetic bacteria to produce simple sugars and lactic acid, an innovation that could lead to new, environmentally friendly methods for producing commodity chemicals in bulk.
Boston University Professor James J. Collins delivered the 64th annual University Lecture before an audience of more than 500 Boston University students, staff and faculty on October 21, 2008. The annual University Lecture honors faculty engaged in outstanding research.