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Tiny Robots Mimic Termites’ Ability to Build without a Leader

Using sensors coupled with a simple set of rules, the robots worked independently to build structures
Termites can create mounds that are hundreds of times their own size, working independently without communication or a leader. Inspired by the creatures, scientists have created robots that use just a few simple rules and environmental cues to build castle-like structures and pyramids.

The robots all work independently. Each travels along a grid and can move, climb a step and lift and put

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