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From Real Steel to Reality From Real Steel to Reality

Notre Dame’s Distributed Cooperative System Research laboratory is devoted to understanding how existing natural or man-made complex systems [cyber physical systems — robotic networks that can sense and respond] work … and how to make these systems more reliable and efficient, especially as we look toward future needs.

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ND Robotics Research: Fact vs. Fiction ND Robotics Research: Fact vs. Fiction

Written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, "House of Robots," takes place in South Bend, IN, and features a fictional CSE professor of robotics who invents remarkable robots able to interact with the world and people within it. Although the character is fictional, cutting edge robotics research at Notre Dame is bringing us closer to the day that robots can serve as teammates and helpers in complex human environments.

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Next-generation Solar Cells Next-generation Solar Cells

Notre Dame researchers have identified a lower-cost alternative to the organic polymers currently used in solar cells.

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Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better

A new technological solution developed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities.

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