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Thousand-Robot Swarm Self-Assembles Into Arbitrary Shapes

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Inspired by self-assembly in nature, Radhika Nagpal, Michael Rubenstein and Alex Cornejo at Harvard University developed a self-assembling swarm of 1,024 robots. These kilobots – where a kilo stands for 1,024 – can form complex 2D shapes including a star, a wrench and the letter “k”.

Everywhere I turn I am seeing the rise of the machine!

Can anyone say Terminator or Matrix?

It is cool, but the machines are getting smarter, faster and we are making them this way.

I suggest we enjoy them to their best until the day they take over!


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