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“A ‘cyberoctopus’ may sound like a superhero, but it is actually the focus of the recently announced Multi-university Research Initiative (MURI) award led by the Coordinated Science Laboratory’s Girish Chowdhary (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The $7.5 million dollar project is looking to advance the frontiers of AI, control, and robotics, by learning from the brain and body of octopuses and other cephalopods. The team will apply principles of embodiment of control and intelligence to the cyberoctopus, leaning on the biology expertise of world-renowned octopus experts William Kier (UNC), Rhanor Gillette (Illinois), and William Gilly (Stanford).” [Photo credit: Lizzie Roehrs, CSL] Read more >>

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