Posted by: zyxo | March 22, 2008

swarm robots

Do you remember the bugs in the movie Man in Black?Together they mimicked an human man. The same feature of coworking insects is used in a lot of other SF stories.

In reality animals cannot do that. What ants can do is building living bridges to overcome obstacles. This video shows a simple example.
With all the hype of swam intelligence nowadays, some people have started to build ant-size robots to perform the same trick. They call them “symbrions” or evolving ‘swarm’ robots.
Read the article on the Symbiotic Evolutionary Robot Organisms’ project

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