February 23, 2012

Mobees Form Hive, Colonize

With inspiration from actual pop-up storybooks, some Harvard scientists can almost literally build a hive of robotic bees. The Mobees (Monolithic Bees) can be mass produced from sheets of carbon fiber, plastic film, titanium brass and ceramic and laser cut into a sheet of 18 layers with flexible hinges. They can then be "popped up" into 3D, 2.4mm tall bots. Just like their living counterparts, they are autonomous and can interact as a colony. Because they can be mass produced quickly, do not be surprised if someday you find them in a neighborhood or war near you.

Via Daily Mail

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 23, 2012 11:48 AM
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