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Nature by Design – Innovation at Harvard

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What can termites teach us about building complex computer systems? Radhika Nagpal, Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and theWyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, explores the power of robust collective systems in nature—used by bees, fish, and even termites—and applies these principles to the design of robots and computer networks.