Termite-inspired robots build structures without central command


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termite robotBUILDER BOT:  This building robot uses a forklift-style arm to hoist foam bricks onto its back and three-pronged wheel-legs to trek around a construction site. An onboard computer “brain” helps the bot navigate and make building decisions independently.

Technical application:

climb steps, carry small objects, multiples of these mini-robots are able to build ramps, towers, and complex structures.

Bionic application:

 

Further description:

 

Physical effects applied:

 

Video:

Another project of Harward University:

Contact:

 

Sources:

 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/termite-inspired-robots-build-structures-without-central-command

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