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Robot Collection and Transport of Objects: A Biomimetic Process

May 22, 2018 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

Animals as diverse as ants and humans are faced with the tasks of collecting, transporting or herding objects. Sheepdogs do this daily when they collect, herd, and maneuver flocks of sheep. Here, we adapt a shepherding algorithm inspired by sheepdogs to collect and transport objects using a robot. Our approach produces an effective robot collection process that autonomously adapts to changing environmental conditions and is robust to noise from various sources. We suggest that this...

QOTD: How Politicians Use Economics

May 21, 2018 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

What if, instead of a Universal Basic Income, we talked about a universal jobs guarantee?...

Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

May 21, 2018 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

 Big caps battle it out as trade tensions ease from CNBC. Bulls bet big on two key tech names. Plus, more buying in financials from CNBC. Snap, Starbucks, and more in the blitz from CNBC. Apple, Amtrust, and Intel from CNBC....

The only blog post I’ll ever bookmark

May 21, 2018 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

Inspired by James O’Shaughnessy’s GOAT Thread last week, legendary investing columnist Jason Zweig went about cataloging all of his greatest writings for a new blog post. As soon as I saw what it was, I immediately bookmarked it. Then it occurred to me that I had never done that before – bookmarked a blog post......

The All-Inclusive Buffet

May 21, 2018 by All About Alpha   Comments (0)

By: Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association We have all seen it. The Sunday brunch, the Caribbean vacation, or the cruise to nowhere or everywhere that touts the all-inclusive offer when it comes to food and drink. The behavioral aspects of these arrangements are common and predictable. More choice often yields toRead More

Impeachment Fantasies

May 21, 2018 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

It's going to be very sad when the large percentage of Americans who believe in the premise of the SNL take realize that the Maher take is a more accurate assessment...

Private Debt and Impact Investors

May 20, 2018 by All About Alpha   Comments (0)

A new study by the Symbiotics and GIIN research teams looks at private debt impact funds (PDIFs); that is, “independent investment vehicles that allocate on average more than 85% of their portfolios to private debt” and that look to the environmental and/or social impact their allocations will have.   The goalRead More