In order to test these ideas, he has lead research teams using some of the largest groups of robots in the world. in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering from M. Philosophical questions about the nature of intelligence are discussed, as they pose serious problems for the creation of artificially intelligent devices. Robots are phenomenally stupid and we should be more concerned about the next asteroid strike than a robotic rebellion.Previously, Mc Lurkin was a Lead Research Scientist at i Robot, and was the 2003 recipient of the Lemelson-MIT student prize for invention. In spite of this, robots are still useful, and swarms are the future of robotics. "Speaking Swarmish: Human-Robot Interface Design for Large Swarms of Autonomous Mobile Robots" James Mc Lurkin, Jennifer Smith, James Frankel, David Sotkowitz, David Blau, Brian Schmidt. "Analysis and Implementation of Distributed Algorithms for Multi-Robot Systems" James Mc Lurkin, Ph. Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, August 2006. Kaelbling "Algorithms for Distributed Sensor Networks" James Mc Lurkin, M. University of California, Berkeley, 1999, Thesis Supervisor: Professor Kristofer S. Pister "The Ants: A Community of Microrobots" James Mc Lurkin, S. His work's been exhibited at the Smithsonian, and that's just for starters. But each of these robots can only play part of the song, only part. And now they are gathering in groups: Part A robots and Part B robots, and here we go. He teaches high school students, he's got the girlfriend. Or he thinks that—I don't know what it is—he knows better. They will start signaling each other, and without any further direction from him, they should spontaneously perform the theme song from .
Results included the design and construction of 112 robots and distributed configuration control algorithms, which culminated in robust software to search indoor environments. in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering from M. From LEGO bricks to BMX bicycling to programming self-designed video games, he quickly became consumed by his passion for engineering.
James Mc Lurkin Research Associate, University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering James Mc Lurkin is an Assistant Professor at Rice University in the Department of Computer Science. He is dedicated to illustrating the fun and excitement in science and engineering, and teaches classes to students of all ages, from elementary school to graduate school.
Current interests include distributed computational geometry algorithms for multi-robot configuration estimation and control, and defining complexity metrics that quantify the relationships between algorithm execution time, inter-robot communication bandwidth, and robot speed. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a S. He cherishes his "Nerd Pride", and uses it to help excite the next generation of engineers and scientists.
Rus, Proceedings of International Symposium on Experimental Robotics , July, 2008. "Distributed Coverage Control with Sensory Feedback for Networked Robots." Mac Schwager, James Mc Lurkin, and Daniela Rus.
Kaelbling "Protoswarm: A Language for Programming Multi-Robot Systems Using the Amorphous Medium Abstraction" Jonathan Bachrach, James Mc Lurkin, Anthony, Grue, Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems, May, 2008.
He researches distributed algorithms for multi-agent systems, which is software that produces complex group behaviors from the interactions of many simple individuals. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a S. From Lego bricks to BMX bicycling to programming self-designed video games, he continues to follow his passion.