Termite-inspired robots build structures without central command

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.

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

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