A team of computer scientists have turned an exciting corner towards creating a functional robotic swarm. For the first time, they've shown how more than 1,000 small, simple robots can organize in formation, creating two distinct shapes.
The new demo comes from Radhika Nagpal's lab at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. Nagpal has been studying co-ordinated behavior in natural and robotic systems for more than a decade. Read More