Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.
The Distributed Flight Array is a Swiss-built group of single-propeller robots that can autonomously dock with each other and hover above the ground. Is it the precursor to a flying robot swarm?
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.
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).