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Termites inspire robot builders

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:22 PM

US scientists have developed small robots that behave much like termites.

The insects build impressive, metres-high structures even though they can follow only simple rules and have no knowledge of an overall plan.

The Harvard researchers' robot brick-layers do something similar, sensing just the immediate area and taking limited cues from each other.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-26025566

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:59 PM

First time I saw the title, I thought it said Terminator like robots.


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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

LOL, Believe. Let's hope not! :)





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