Plan Your Robot Horde with Kilobots
A team from Harvard has developed Kilobots, swarming bots that are autonomous and controlled by algorithms. Each one is made with inexpensive materials and needs only 5 minutes to assemble. Previously tested in the areas of synchronizing, getting in formation and foraging, while most swarmers can only be used in small groups, their single user approach can control a larger collective.
The team sees their Kilobots being used in disasters to find survivors, remove contaminant objects or to monitor environments where humans can not or should not go.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 7, 2011 11:52 AM