Swarming Robots

01 Mar 2015 Engineering Product Development Complex Engineering Systems

Roland Bouffanais

Potentially useful in disaster rescue missions as well as coastline protection and surveillance, these microrobots were inspired by the emergent behavior of social insects, flocks of birds and schools of fish. Termed swarm intelligence, this behavior relies heavily on the constant communication between group members. Like the animals, the microrobots are designed to cooperate seamlessly with one another to achieve a specific task at hand.

Here are the photos of two different microbots.

Read CNA article: To beat traffic jams, learn from the swarm
View CNA Insider video: Follow The Swarm | It Figures