University of Oslo in Norway – Theorizing a robot that, when encountering an unfamiliar problem, the robot takes a picture of it, analyzes it, uses a built-in printer to create a new robot, or part for the existing robot, to deal with the problem.
Fastbrick Robotics – House construction based on a CAD drawing. Uses a mobile system, akin to a giant 3D printing mechanism that can make walls.
MIT – With multiple robots, trying to help them collaborate under uncertain situations in order to perform a specific task. A difference from a finite state controller, which requires a rigid tree of if-then orders.
“The beauty of biological systems is that they are elegantly simple and yet, in large numbers, accomplish the seemingly impossible,” said Harvard computer scientist Radhika Nagpal. 10 more words
Experimental Robotics Class, Stanford – The goal of the class is to give groups of students 3 ½ weeks to program a robot to do something, anything, so long as it has a defined purpose.