Bot swarms, the stuff of Sci Fi, is no longer fiction as seen in this short clip showing how a 1000 bots execute group behavior in similar fashion to any organism capable of acting as a group entity doing a specific task. Very cool tech without question.
Ants, schooling fish and flocking birds all have something in common – they can achieve things by working together that they could never do on their own. With that in mind, researchers are now looking into ways of allowing "swarms" of communicating robots to accomplish tasks that are difficult or even impossible for single robots. Harvard University recently performed an unprecedented demonstration of that behavior, in which a batch of over 1,000 tiny Kilobots arranged themselves into a variety of pre-assigned two-dimensional shapes.