How termite-inspired robots could build for us

Scientists designed these robots to react their immediate environment.

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN


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. 

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

This video is so cool:

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

@Sandro, he looks like Wall-e


Very cool!


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