I will discuss research on the essential recursion that is at the heart of autonomy, from assemblers that assemble assemblers, to machines that make machines, to systems that design systems. And I will explore applications of embodying intelligence in autonomous systems in areas including exponential manufacturing, rapid automation, physical reconfigurability, and personal fabrication.
Computer Science rests on an unphysical division between the description of a computation and its implementation. Many issues in computing, including its scalability, efficiency, and security, arise at that interface. I will introduce alternative approaches to aligning the representations of hardware and software, and explore some of the social and economic implications of programming atoms as well as bits.
2016 MIT Information and Communication Technologies Conference