It Takes a Swarm: These Robots Talk to Each Other, Make Decisions as a Group
Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, uses power in numbers to approach robot decision making. In his research, he wirelessly connects a large number of robots—or, artificial "brains"—into a single, complex computational entity; roboticists call it a swarm.

Stormwater Collaboration Taps Recycled Material to Safeguard Chesapeake Bay
A new stormwater basin harnesses a drinking water treatment waste product to remove nutrient pollution from runoff that ultimately flows into the Chesapeake Bay, where excess nutrients lead to dead zones. The bioretention basin is the first of six slated for construction thanks to a collaboration between The Clean Water Partnership, The Low Impact Development Center, and UMD.
FDA Awards $10 Million to Support Regulatory Science, Medical Device Initiatives
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration awarded two separate grants of up to $5 million each in support of medical device and regulatory initiatives led by the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering, in partnership with the Children’s National Health System and the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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