‘Traffic cop’ helps drone swarm stay on task

March 13, 2023

MIT News: C3.ai DTI energy researcher Eytan Modiano, Richard C. Maclauring Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, helped create a new algorithm to speed transmission of critical data in disasters, among other applications.

“’Age-of-information’ is a new metric for information freshness that considers latency from the perspective of the application,” says Modiano.

As the reporter puts it: The concept is similar to a chef putting out entreés one by one as they are hot off the line; if you want the freshest plate, you’d want the last one that joined the queue.

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