Strategy: More like an Algorithm than a Roadmap

robot arm

Perhaps you’ve seen the video of Boston Dynamics’ robot Atlas exiting their building for a walk in a snow-covered forest, “going to work” stacking boxes in a warehouse, getting up after being toppled by a human, and then leaving for the day, presumably heading out for more adventures. It is remarkable on many, many levels but the one…

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Birds of a Feather…

We watched this video today with our undergrad students to help them better understand the power of simple rules in complex systems. These birds are following three simple rules: (1) don’t get too close to each other, (2) don’t get too far from each other, and (3) head in the same direction as your neighbors.…

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