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(Science Daily)   Scientists create ping pong ball-size swarming robots to create "a liquid that thinks". We are utterly and completely screwed   ( sciencedaily.com) divider line
    More: Scary, table tennises, Microbotics, pattern recognition, University of Colorado at Boulder, complex systems, robots, shape-shifter, shapeshifting  
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2012-12-17 12:07:37 AM  
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They didn't know what they were doing.
2012-12-16 11:21:11 PM  
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Swarming robots you say?
2012-12-17 12:58:15 AM  
1 vote:
here's a video of the project:

Swarm Robotics at CU-Boulder

at this time, they have "about 10 working droplets"

10 ping pong balls does not a 'swarm' make. 

is it so hard for subby to link to the root article?
2012-12-17 12:36:08 AM  
1 vote:
Damn it, this was going to be a major plot device for a sci-fi series I wanted to write. Now I'm an unoriginal hack.
2012-12-17 12:32:19 AM  
1 vote:
What swarming robots may look like:

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2012-12-16 11:35:32 PM  
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