Nature Publishing Group : science journals, jobs, and information Global Dynamics Processes: the Pattern which Connects from KaliYuga to Tao Quantifying Complexity Theory by Chris Lucas "All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers."James Clerk Maxwell, On Faraday's Lines of Force, 1856 "If we define a religion to be a system of thought that contains unprovable statements, so it contains an element of faith, then Gödel has taught us that not only is mathematics a religion but it is the only religion able to prove itself to be one."John Barrow, Pi in the Sky, 1992 Introduction One of the most obvious features of science, compared say to arts and humanities, is its fixation with putting numbers to things, by quantification using mathematical formulae. Complexity Theory is decidedly a new way of looking at things, and as such seems to throw out many of those traditional mathematical techniques used in our scientific work. Complexity Theory Static Complexity (Type 1) Feedback Loops
Kanzi Kanzi (born October 28, 1980), also known by the lexigram (from the character 太), is a male bonobo who has been featured in several studies on great ape language. According to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a primatologist who has studied the bonobo throughout her life, Kanzi has exhibited advanced linguistic aptitude. Biography Born to Lorel and Bosandjo at Yerkes field station at Emory University and moved to the Language Research Center at Georgia State University, Kanzi was stolen and adopted shortly after birth by a more dominant female, Matata. Teco, son of Kanzi, was born June 1, 2010. Teco has been exhibiting behaviors that resemble autism in young children. Examples of Kanzi's behavior The following are highly suggestive anecdotes, not experimental demonstrations. Language See also References Further reading Joseph, John E., Nigel Love & Talbot J. External links
The Global Brain Institute The GBI uses scientific methods to better understand the global evolution towards ever-stronger connectivity between people, software and machines. By developing concrete models of this development, we can anticipate both its promises and its perils. That would help us to steer a course towards the best possible outcome for humanity. Objectives (for more details, check our strategic objectives and activities) Assumptions We see people, machines and software systems as agents that communicate via a complex network of communication links. Challenges that cannot be fully resolved by a single agent are propagated to other agents, along the links in the network. The propagation of challenges across the global network is a complex process of self-organization.
Project Complexity and Risk Assessment Tool Version 1.4 Table of Contents 1. Introduction Background The Project Complexity and Risk Assessment Tool (PCRA) is intended to support the Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Projects and the Standard for Project Complexity and Risk. The Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Projects requires deputy heads to ensure that each planned or proposed project which is subject to the Policy is accurately assessed to determine its level of risk and complexity for the purposes of project approval and expenditure authority. This questionnaire is a derivative of Interis Consulting Inc.' Risk and Complexity Definitions The SEI, the authoring agency of the Continuous Risk Management Guidebook, uses the following definition for the term "risk": The possibility of suffering loss.Source: Webster's The Government of Canada (GC) cites the SEI as the basis for the concepts, methods, and guidelines embodied in the Integrated Risk Management Framework (IRMF). Risk has three key characteristics. 2. 3.
Australia's Telerobot On The Web IF you are enrolled in Mechatronics and Multibody Systems 319, please refer to this instruction sheet. Otherwise, if you are a visitor....... Follow these instructions to start using the telerobot: Step 1: Install the software from the Download page Step 2: Run the "lol login" application (a shortcut should have been provided on your desktop). Step 3: Log in with your UserID and password. Step 4: In the student hallway, select the telerobot task. Help on using the Telelabs system is available here. Step 6: Once you have entered the lab, you will be presented with a screen similar to this: Making a Move: Select your desired X, Y, Z, Spin, Tilt, Gripper values. Detailed explanations of the interface follow: Camera Panel: Provides visual feedback for the Telerobot's table-top, as well as providing controls for the X, Y, Z values. Select Camera/Zoom Panel: Contains two drop-down menus that allow you to select the camera (and quality) you wish to view with, as well as a level of zoom.
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