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Magazine: Spring 2014 | Volume 20, No. 3

Enriching your network via diversity

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DEPARTMENT: Inbox

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By XRDS Staff

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: General and reference

Cyber-physical systems

Team players<br />How to be a good one

Defending students from cyber crime

Getting a job at Box

COLUMN: Careers

Getting a job at Box

By Tomas Barreto

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing occupations

Seismic activity

Ultra-efficiency via sublinearity

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

Ultra-efficiency via sublinearity

The XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from security and privacy to neuroscience. Selected blog posts, edited for print, will be featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post in its entirety.

By Samira Daruki

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Design and analysis of algorithms, Models of computation

On domain-specific languages usage (why DLSs really matter)

Storm-chasing drones

SECTION: Features

Storm-chasing drones

Unmanned aircraft systems. Aerial robots. Drones. Regardless of the name, this new technology is being developed to revolutionize the sampling and understanding of complex atmospheric phenomena.

By Eric Frew

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Earth and atmospheric sciences, Robotic autonomy

Feeding a hungry world

Feeding a hungry world

The fusion of next generation sensors and advanced information systems, combined with advances in unmanned aircraft systems that have emerged through aerospace engineering technologies, will contribute to the challenge of feeding our future world in a sustainable manner. Without these advances, the world may find itself short of food and perhaps on the brink of global conflict.

By Wayne Woldt, Eric Frew, George Meyer

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computers in other domains, Robotic autonomy

Journalism with flying robots

Journalism with flying robots

The use of unmanned aerial drones will revolutionize news reporting, but many issues need to be resolved before things can really take off.

By Matt Waite

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computers in other domains, Human and societal aspects of security and privacy, Privacy policies, Robotic autonomy

Connecting with oceans using underwater acoustic networks

Connecting with oceans using underwater acoustic networks

Oceans cover a majority of our planet and are currently lacking in regards to exploration and technological innovations. One technology that can help enable more aquatic applications is underwater acoustic networks (UANs). This article discusses the current status of UANs, the new applications that can be provided, and the challenges faced by this technology.

By Michael Zuba

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Earth and atmospheric sciences, Robotic autonomy

A dexterous crabster robot explores the seafloor

A dexterous crabster robot explores the seafloor

Crabster CR200 is a giant crab robot with six legs and 30 powerful joints developed at the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering. The robot can help explore ancient shipwrecks in areas of harsh tidal currents and turbid water, where traditional underwater vehicles have trouble operating.

By Bong-Huan Jun, Hyungwon Shim

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computers in other domains, Earth and atmospheric sciences, Robotic autonomy

A high-speed, real-time mobile gait rehabilitation system

A high-speed, real-time mobile gait rehabilitation system

Combining advanced technologies in real-time wireless communication, control theory, sensor and actuator design, and rehabilitation science.

By Wenlong Zhang, Yi-Hung Wei, Quan Leng, Song Han

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Health care information systems, Mobile networks, Wireless access networks

Networking vehicles for safety

Networking vehicles for safety

A cyber-physical systems perspective on the design of vehicular networking solutions for safer and greener transportation.

By Yaser P. Fallah

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Computing / technology policy, Network services, Robotic autonomy

Composing on-demand intelligent PHYsical layers

Composing on-demand intelligent PHYsical layers

In the future, our radio devices will adapt to deal with new types of signals. The challenge is to describe those signals so that devices can learn from one another and communicate.

By Aveek Dutta, Dola Saha

HTML | In the Digital Library
Tags: Network architectures, Network protocols

Profile: Benjamin Cichy</br >Writing code to run on Mars

NICTA ATP lab

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