An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.
We're talking about Netflix's comedy moves, kilobot attacks, and the obvious demographic of AOL subscribers.
Today we say goodbye to Justin the intern, who's name we just started remembering last week. We'll give him an exit interview on the show and find out what he really thinks about his boss. We're also talking about Netflix's comedy moves, kilobot attacks, and the obvious demographic of AOL subscribers.
Harvard University designs a system to manage hundreds of miniature, communicating Kilobots at once, letting researchers and hobbyists test ways that the minibots can move and work collectively.
Harvard University labs has launched a toolkit that will supply robotics enthusiasts and researchers with the tools they need to design, build and operate soft robots.
After three years of testing, Harvard University showed off a swarm of 1024 Kilobots that can self-assemble into various shapes this week. They're still small, but maybe someday, the technology can be used for mightier things (that hopefully don't involve destroying humanity).
On today's show, we're talking about the new augmented reality social app Traces, Harvard's self-assembling Kilobots, and a setup that lets you drive a real car like a third-person game.
Simple robots that identify and move toward each other could open the way to armies of machines that measure pollution, pollinate plants, or fly through our bodies.
Research effort uses distributed robots that communicate with each other to auto-duplicate shapes by forming an object out of a larger pile of smart sand.
Robotics is heating up, but the shape and function of today's robots are the polar opposite of humanoid robots that proliferate in popular culture.