M2M (machine-to-machine) technology networks assets so they can communicate to each other and provide the end users with information they can act upon. In an effort to make this process more efficient and to enable machines to make choices without human intervention, NASA Ames Research Center, www.arc.nasa.gov, Moffett Field, Calif., and M2Mi Corp., www.m2mi.com, Moffett Field, Calif., have agreed to work together to develop 'automated machine-to-machine intelligence.' The two organizations will cooperate to evolve automated M2M intelligence specifically for space missions. M2Mi says a satellite that would repair itself in low orbit is an example of how the new, automated M2M intelligence could be used in the future. "We are delighted to cooperate with the M2Mi Corp. to develop automated intelligence for computers, spacecraft and robots so they can 'mind-meld,' enabling them to make their own decisions," says S. Pete Worden, director of NASA Ames. "In turn, M2Mi intends to spin off automated intelligent software to industry to help make business and factories more efficient." Automated M2M intelligence will be designed to work with a wide variety of mechanisms including wired or wireless tools, sensors, devices, server computers, robots, spacecraft, and grid systems. M2Mi explains a grid system is a network of many computers that can work together to complete tasks. Automated M2M intelligence will enable machines to be aware of what is going on around them, foresee events, and be able to make plans and decisions without human intervention, according to computer scientists.