Chris Adami, an MSU professor and scientist, has been chosen by NASA to help develop artificial brains for small spacecraft that will someday travel to asteroids in preparation to mine them. According to MSU Today, the spacecraft will be so small they won't have room for the antennae required for remote control - so, they'll have to think for themselves. Dr. Adami says, “These spacecraft will require brains that can make autonomous decisions with the intelligence similar to that of a small animal."

Thank you, Dr. Adami. This means, after you develop this technology, we'll get some REAL robot dogs for Christmas.

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