Using Nature to Nurture Robots

Robots aren’t one-size-fits-every-situation. There isn’t one super machine that can complete any task or solve any problem, despite what Siri and Watson might lead you to believe. And sometimes, depending on the task, it’s much better to have a bunch of simple, inexpensive robots rather than one brilliant, expensive robot.
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Physics & Astronomy:

Vatican Astronomer Bridges Faith and Science at Summerhays Lecture
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Chemistry & Biochemistry:

BYU Researchers Shrink Device for Detecting Toxins in Liquids
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While some may view math as tedious, some believe it is much more than that-- 
   Math is Discovery
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Computer Science

W.A. Barrett & B. Davis, "Subword Spotting for Use in a Computer Assisted Transcription System", Document Analysis Systems (2016).

W.A. Barrett, "Improved Consensus Path in Intelligent Pen", Family History Technology Workshop (2016).

K.L. Bauer & W.A. Barrett, "Intelligent Pen: A Least Cost Search Approach to Stroke Extraction in Historical Documents", Document Recognition and Retrieval XXIII - Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (2016), pp. 1-11. 

D.S. Brown, M.A Goodrich, S.-Y. Jung, & S. Kerman, "Two Invariants of Human-Swarm Interaction", Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (2016), Volume 5, Issue 1, pp. 78-95. 

S. Ruoti, J. Andersen, S. Heidbrink, M. O'Neill, E. Vaziripour, J. Wu, D. Zappala, & K.E. Seamons, "'We're on the Same Page': A Usability Study of Secure Email Using Pairs of Novice Users", Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2016). 

D. Yi, M.A. Goodrich, & K.D. Seppi, "Homotopy-Aware RRT*: Toward Human-Robot Topological Path-Planning", HRI '16 The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (2016), pp. 279-286.

A. Desai, D.J. Lee & D.A. Ventura, "An Efficient Feature Descriptor Based on Synthetic Basis Functions and Uniqueness Matching Strategy", Computer Vision and Image Understanding (2016), Volume 142, pp. 37-49.

Geological Sciences

R.L. Ethington, S.M. Ritter, D.L. Clark, & B.J. Kowallis, "Conodont Biostratigraphy of the Ordovician Opohonga Limestone in West-Central Utah", Palaios (2016), Volume 31, pp. 1-10. 

Physics and Astronomy

B.O. Reichman, M.B. Muhlestein, K.L. Gee, T.B. Neilsen, & D.C. Thomas, "Evolution of the derivative skewness for nonlinearly propagating waves", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2016), Volume 139, Issue 3, pp. 1390-1403. 

M.M. Fausnaugh, K.D. Denney, A.J. Barth, M.C. Bentz, M.C. Bottorff, M.T. Carini, K.V. Croxall, G. De Rosa, M.R. Goad, Keith Horne, M.D. Joner,, "Space Telescope and Optical Reverberation Mapping Project. III. Optical Continuum Emission and Broad-Band Time Delays in NGC 5548", The Astrophysical Journal (2016), Volume 812, Issue 1.

J. Collings & J.-F. VanHuele, "Qualifying and Quantifying the Uncertainty in the Heisenberg Uncertainty Relations", The Journal of the Utah Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Letters (2015), Volume 92, pp. 223-238.
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