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I-SWARM Micro Robots

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By Evan Ackerman

While most robot designers shoot for more capable and more complicated robots, the philosophy behind swarm robotics is totally different: make the robots as simple as possible, and let complex capabilities emerge from the cooperative powers of a whole bunch of them. We’re already familiar with macro-scale swarm robots, but researchers in Europe are trying to shrink things down to insect scale.

These tiny (4 millimeters on a side) robots are members of the I-SWARM project…

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6 responses to “I-SWARM Micro Robots”

  1. Travis_D says:

    There are some cool videos of these robots over on Hizook.comhttp://www.hizook.com/blog/2009/08/29/i-swarm-m

  2. blairf_felgenheimer says:

    Besides getting stuck in Seth Brundlefly's back what can they do?

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  5. blairf_felgenheimer says:

    Besides getting stuck in Seth Brundlefly's back what can they do?

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