Archive: 05/17/2005

Robot Swarms Get First Real Test

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant for University of Wyoming researchers to determine if swarms of mini-robots can successfully detect the sources of chemical or biological hazards. The research tea ...

May 17, 2005
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Magnetic sensors - a new slant on an old technology

Dr. Paul Robertson and his team are working on a new slant to an old sensing technology. Flux-gate magnetic sensors have been around for many decades and are still used today for tasks such as geological surveys, ...

May 17, 2005
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Intrinsic Motivation Doesn't Exist, Researcher Says

While some psychologists still argue that people perform better when they do something because they want to - rather than for some kind of reward, such as money - Steven Reiss suggests we shouldn't even make that distinction.

May 17, 2005
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