The inner workings of an M-Block (Photo: M. Scott Brauer)
Postdoctoral associate Kyle Gilpin (left), Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Daniela Rus (center), and and robotics engineer John Romanishin (right) working with the M-Blocks (Photo: M. Scott Brauer)
M-Blocks are able to roll, jump and join together (Photo: MIT)
Imagine if an army of completely flat-faced cubes could roll around and even jump on their own, joining with one another to form a variety of large-scale structures. Well, that's exactly what a team of robotics researchers at MIT are trying to turn into a reality – and they've already developed the cubes that could do it.
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