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[Colloquium] What is it like to be a molecular robot?

May 7, 2009

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  • Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2009 
  • Time: 11 am — 12:15 pm 
  • Place: ME 218

Milan Stojanovic
Columbia University and Center for Molecular Cybernetics

Abstract: Primary focus of the seminar will be on robotic behaviors in single molecules. We start with legs implementing local residency rules, and build higher-order behaviors by adding leg-leg communications, and introducing various sensors. Current robots walk directionally over prescriptive landscapes or walk randomly searching for sticky points. But, could they leave their well-controlled environments and interact with living tissues?