Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Precurser to the "Rise of the Replicators"? Cheap, Swarming Kilobots Bring Us Closer to a Bot-Filled World
Cheap, Swarming Kilobots Bring Us Closer to a Bot-Filled World:"Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you read the phrase “robotic swarm”? A nefarious group of robots on a devious mission? How about miniature robots working to rescue trapped people after a natural disaster? Either way, exciting research at the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group at Harvard University aims to make robotic swarms cheap enough for the masses."