These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects


ant robots

On its own, a single ant can only accomplish so much, but you
toss it into the mix with a couple hundred of its peers and
suddenly the capabilities of the group are exponentially greater
than the sum of its parts. Could the same be true of robots?

Some robotics researchers think so, and
a team from Switzerland
is already
experimenting
with an army of pint-sized bots that can take on
complicated tasks as a group. The robots, called simply “Tribots,”
are tiny foldable, flexible machines that think and move as a
group, solving problems that would normally take the power of a
much larger robot.


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These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects

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These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects