October 29, 2008

I-SWARM To Colonize Mars?

While some of us envision building colonies on Mars someday, European researchers have been developing small autonomous bots that work together like insects to perform the chore. The I-SWARM Project is composed of 100 tiny robots that can reconfigure themselves as needed for different tasks.

"Small robots that are able to work together could explore the planet. We now know there is water and dust so all they would need is some sort of glue to start building structures, such as homes for human scientists," said Marc Szymanski, a researcher at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany.

We suspect those first humans would include the I-SWARM team, who certainly will have earned the honor.

Via Science Daily

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 29, 2008 8:52 PM
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