Robotic Ants Building Homes On Mars?

Sounds like a Will Smith movie script to me.  But then, seems to be lots of stuff sounds like a movie script to me lately. . . .EDITOR 

Featured Image: Swarm of open-source Jasmine micro-robots recharging themselves. CREDIT:Serge Kernbach. Original uploader was Sergkorn at en.wikipedia. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (Public Domain – CC-BY-SA-3.0; Released under the GNU Free Documentation 9License.)

Swarm robotics is a new approach to the coordination of multirobot systems which consist of large numbers of mostly simple physical robots. It is supposed that a desired collective behavior emerges from the interactions between the robots and interactions of robots with the environment. This approach emerged on the field of artificial swarm intelligence, as well as the biological studies of insects, ants and other fields in nature, where swarm behaviour occurs. . . . Wikipedia

From Science Daily

Oct. 27, 2008 — Recent discoveries of water and Earth-like soil on Mars have set imaginations running wild that human beings may one day colonize the Red Planet. However, the first inhabitants might not be human in form at all, but rather swarms of tiny robots.

“Small robots that are able to work together could explore the planet. We now know there is water and dust so all they would need is some sort of glue to start building structures, such as homes for human scientists,” says Marc Szymanski, a robotics researcher at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by GeoBeats News·on Apr 2, 2013

Scientists Develop Robotic Ants

Published on Apr 2, 2013

Scientists develop robotic ants.

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