Nature inspired computing (evolutionary, swarm, and neural algorithms) for design and AI; metamodeling and multi-fidelity optimization; MINLP; swarm systems and swarm-bots; autonomous systems; and unmanned aerial vehicles
Tech Xplore interviews Souma Chowdhury, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, in a story on the development of a technique that could enhance the performance of robot teams during disaster response missions.
Interesting Engineering reported on “real-life mind-control technologies” and mentioned that last year UB’s Artificial Intelligence Institute received a grant to accelerate research into biometric information gathering from brain waves and eye movements — while playing a computer game.
The Toronto Sun and other Canadian newspapers report that UB engineers are studying the brain waves and eye movements of gamers in an effort to incorporate that data into artificial intelligence that would guide the behavior of teams of military robots.
Articles published in FoxNews and the New York Post mentioned that a UB team was funded by DARPA to study the brain waves and eye movements of gamers to help build an advanced AI system that could control the actions of military robots.