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Johns Hopkins University APL is one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators

It’s the second straight year JHAPL has made the exclusive list.

Johns Hopkins University APL is one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators
[Illustration: Emil Wikström]

The state-of-the-art research facility is the kind of place where a random conversation between barely acquainted colleagues led them to enter an internal multidisciplinary innovation competition dubbed MOSH PIT (Meet Other Staff Hoping to Propose Innovative Technologies), combining research into navigational planning in brains with autonomous robotic swarms. After winning the competition to earn funding, the researchers scored a grant from the National Science Foundation to help advance the field of swarming technology.

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Jay Woodruff is a contributing editor at Fast Company. After helping launch the quarterly DoubleTake, he joined Esquire and later held senior editorial positions at Entertainment Weekly and oversaw digital at Maxim, Blender and Stuff

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