SFI: ‘Swarm Engineering Across Scales’ July 9

first_imgSFI News: This 2019 Lecture Series is presented at no cost to the Santa Fe public by the Santa Fe Institute, with additional support provided by The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Reporter. Sabine Hauert leads the Hauert Lab for swarm engineering at the University of Bristol (UK), where she is Assistant Professor in Robotics. Her cross-disciplinary research bridges engineering, mathematics, robotics, and the life sciences. Hauert is also an experienced science communicator and President and Co-founder of Robohub.org, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the world. As an expert in science communication with 10 years of experience, Sabine is often invited to discuss the future of robotics and AI, including in the journals Science and Nature, at the European Parliament, and at the Royal Society. Her work has been featured in mainstream media including BBC, CNN, The Guardian, The Economist, TEDx, WIRED and New Scientist. Andrew Lincoln Nelson, Robot 18 (2008) from the series entitled ‘The Living Machines’. www.nelsonrobotics.org Click here for more information about SFI’s 2019 Community Lecture Series. Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Community Event: “Swarm Engineering Across Scales” with Sabine Hauert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe.center_img In the world of artificial intelligence, swarm engineering allows us to make robots that work in large numbers (>1000), and tiny sizes (<1 cm). Using strategies that are either inspired by nature (ant colonies, fish shoals and bird flocks), or automatically discovered using machine learning and crowdsourcing, researchers have demonstrated how swarms of flying robots can be deployed to create outdoor communication networks, how coin-sized robots can form structures and explore their environment, and how nanoparticles can be designed for cancer treatment. Reserve your free tickets through The Lensic Box Office online or call 505.988.1234. Santa Fe residents are encouraged to attend in person. Those unable to attend can stream the lecture from Twitter and our YouTube page. Birds do it, bees do it. Even ants and fish in the sea do it. When certain individuals group together, they create a “swarm intelligence”— a collective brain capable of solving complex problems, which would be insurmountable for an isolated individual. In this SFI Community Lecture, computer scientist Sabine Hauert will explore how individual actions give rise to swarm behaviors, and the challenges researchers face when engineering swarms for desired applications.last_img read more

Game & Fish Department Closes Additional Properties

first_imgNMG&F Director Mike Sloane NMG&F News:SANTA FE —The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish closed multiple Wildlife Management Areas and Open Gate properties at sunset Monday, April 6, to promote public safety.“The health and safety of New Mexico’s hunters, anglers, outdoor recreationists, small communities and healthcare workers is our top priority,” Director Mike Sloane said. “We cannot ignore the crowds that have begun gathering at these popular fishing areas and have taken this action for the protection of all New Mexicans.”Closures include:Bear Canyon Reservoir near Mimbres;Bill Evans Lake Wildlife Management Area near Silver City;Colin Neblett Wildlife Management Area near Eagle Nest;Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association (RCCLA) Open Gate public fishing access near Costilla; andRio de los Pinos Wildlife Management Area near Tres Piedras along the New Mexico/Colorado border.The Department of Game and Fish encourages everyone to follow guidelines to stay home, only travel for essential purposes and practice social distancing, staying at least 6-feet from others.Department offices, Monastery Lake, Seven Springs Brood Pond, hatcheries and the Tour Loop at Bernardo Wildlife Management Area are also closed.The Department reminds anglers it is their responsibility to be aware of closures and contact land management agencies for properties of interest when restrictions are lifted.last_img read more

My Big Move

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China’s Centrium signs recruiter

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Babcox Media Promotes Josh Cable To Editor Of Counterman Magazine

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement Babcox Media Inc. has promoted Josh Cable to editor of Counterman. He previously served as senior editor of both Counterman and BodyShop Business.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCable has 18 years of media experience, specializing in such areas as manufacturing and engineering, Lean/Six Sigma and workplace safety. He joined Babcox Media in 2017.In his new role, Cable will report to Scott Shriber, group publisher of BodyShop Business, Counterman and aftermarketNews.“We are really excited about this new role for Josh,” said Shriber. “His previous experiences make him the perfect choice for this role.”Cable can be reached at 330-670-1234, ext. 254 or jcable@babcox.com.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Wilton Flood Defense Scheme on Display

first_imgThe Environment Agency is about to hold a public consultation in Wilton, near Salisbury, to explain how it plans to reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses.The consultation on the Wilton flood defense scheme will take place on March 10th 2017, from 3pm to 7pm, at the Cricket Pavilion Recreational Ground.Wilton’s existing flood defenses protect some areas in the center of the town. In large flood events, flood water can bypass the defenses and flow across the recreational ground towards the Castle Lane area. Properties in Crow Lane are also at risk.According to the Environment Agency, the proposed solution is to build a raised flood embankment around the edge of the recreational ground, joining the existing flood defenses beside Wiley Terrace. An access ramp would be provided over the embankment. A flood wall is also being proposed to protect properties in Crow Lane.The Environment Agency aims to secure funding and obtain planning permission for a suitable scheme by the autumn of 2017. It will then draw up a detailed design and carry out further public consultation before starting construction in early 2018.If all goes according to schedule, the new scheme should be completed by the summer of 2018.[mappress mapid=”23712″]last_img read more

She never saw it coming

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Antonov urgent delivery to Turkey

first_imgThe equipment was required to repair a subsea pipeline between Turkey and Cyprus. The consignment included a special container with winch for specialised subsea work, which weighed 30 tonnes. The flight – which was chartered by SkyAir Aviation Services – departed less than 24 hours after confirmation of the charter. www.antonov.comlast_img

Repeat offenders ‘should lose right to jury trial’

first_imgSerial offenders who shoplift or commit other petty offences should be denied the right to trial by jury, a senior magistrate has said. Such offenders should have their cases heard by magistrates at a cost of around £900 rather than by a jury in the Crown court for some £3,400, John Fassenfelt, chair of the Magistrates’ Association, told the Daily Telegraph in an article published on 16 March. It quotes Fassenfelt as saying: ‘The country can’t afford jury trial for prolific minor offenders. If I go and hit a police officer tomorrow and get charged with assault, that will be dealt with by magistrates. But if I go and steal a Mars bar I can elect to go to Crown court, which might cost an extra £2,500. For low-level theft offences that right should be removed.’ Fassenfelt said that the range of summary offences that are dealt with by magistrates without the option of a Crown court trial, such as common assault, taking a vehicle without consent and low-level criminal damage, should be extended to include low-level shoplifting and theft. Up to £14m could be saved a year in court costs if 5,500 cases that currently go to the Crown court were heard by magistrates, while the Crown Prosecution Service would also be able to make savings. The article quotes Jodie Blackstock of campaign group Justice as saying that around 80% of all trials are already dealt with by magistrates. She said: ‘We would stand by the right to choose and that’s because it’s still the best mechanism we have for ensuring a fair trial.’last_img read more