Issue No. 04 - July/August (2004 vol. 19)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2004.30
<p>A New Generation of Military Robots<div><em>Danna Voth</em></div></p><p>US military branches are undergoing a shift in their structure and missions that?s designed to help them become lighter and more agile, able to move easily and quickly to hot spots. Long-range planning to prepare for modern warfare includes developing robotics for military use. The army hopes to start with completely human-controlled systems and end with autonomous, armed, cooperative robots. The latest developments include the lightweight Dragon Runner and a bomb disposal robot, the Talon.</p><p>Research Applies AI to Computer Animation<div><em>Benjamin Alfonsi</em></div></p><p>A recent report out of Brigham Young University details new methods for endowing computer-generated characters with artificial intelligence. Research findings outline recent innovations in the interplay between animation and AI while raising questions about the future of computer animation technology.</p>
D. Voth and B. Alfonsi, "In the News," in IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 19, no. , pp. 2-5, 2004.