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Canadian boffin gives Doctor Who something to smile about

Not the Vardies, but they are close friends.

CBC News report that the terraforming nanobots that swarmed over tonight’s episode of Doctor Who are named after a computer science professor from a Newfoundland university.

Frank Cottrel-Boyce’s Smile featured city-building robots called Vardies, named after Andrew Vardy who teaches computer science and electrical engineering at Memorial University. His research focuses on swarm robots.

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