“Penn Research Team Awarded $2.75 Million as Part of New ‘Swarm’ Computing Center”…Penn News

January 23rd, 2013

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are participating in a massive, interdisciplinary collaboration known as the TerraSwarm Research Center, which will study the potential applications — and risks — of “swarm-based” computing and robotics. Based at the Swarm Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, the nine-university project has received a $27.5 million, five-year grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as a part of the Focus Center Research Program.

The Penn team, led by George Pappas, the Joseph Moore Professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Vijay Kumar, the UPS Foundation Professor in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Computer and Information Science of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will receive $2.75 Million.

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