How termite-inspired robots could build for us

Scientists designed these robots to react their immediate environment.

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

Highlights:

Small robots can behave like termites to build structures.

The idea might be applied to send robots to space.

These robots have wheel-legs called "whegs".

Project was launched at Harvard University engineering school.

Full article here: Termite-inspired robots

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Comment by nxt3d on February 13, 2014 at 8:10pm

This is similar to the quadcopters that can build things in swarms as well. Is there a general term for this? 

I propose swarm crafting, or swarm building, or even swarm printing. 


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Comment by Sandro Benigno on February 14, 2014 at 4:09am

This video is so cool:


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Comment by Guto Santaella on February 14, 2014 at 4:21am

@Sandro, he looks like Wall-e

:-)

Very cool!

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