A close-up of some of the 70 nodes that make up the Swarm Wall interactive art exhibit, which react to motion and signals from one another
A look at the electronics inside the Droplet swarm robots developed at the University of Colorado Boulder
Software developed at the University of Colorado Boulder allows researchers to test their algorithms on thousands of robots in simulation
Egg-like Droplet swarm robots communicate via IR, and move with vibrating motors
Small swarm robots, like these "Droplets" developed at the University of Colorado Boulder, work together to complete big jobs
Children experiment with the Swarm Wall, an interactive art exhibit at the CU Art Museum
Imagine if you could harness the productivity of an insect colony – hundreds, if not thousands of miniature agents working together towards a larger goal – that's the future promised by swarm robotics. Potential applications, such as intelligent sensor networks, could have a wide-ranging impact on various industries. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) are developing the technology with prototypes about the size of a ping-pong ball, which they have called "droplets."
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