Swarming robots could be the servants of the future (W/Video)

From SpaceDaily

by Staff Writers
Sheffield, UK (SPX) Apr 03, 2013

Swarms of robots acting together to carry out jobs could provide new opportunities for humans to harness the power of machines.

Researchers in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics, jointly established by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, have been working to program a group of 40 robots, and say the ability to control robot swarms could prove hugely beneficial in a range of contexts, from military to medical. . . . Read Complete Report

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From youtube uploaded by ssrlab0

Uploaded on Jan 11, 2012

This video shows clips from the IROS 2011 robot exhibition in San Francisco. A 100 kilobot robots travelled from Boston to California; the demonstration shows the robots performing a simple diffusive behavior, where they move randomly so long as they can hear neighbors but stop if they no longer hear the swarm.

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