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Robotic 'gray goo'
March 20, 2019
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, demonstrate for the first time a way to make a robot composed of many loosely coupled components, or "particles." Unlike swarm or modular robots, each component is simple, and has no individual address or identity. In their system, which the researchers call a "particle robot," each particle can perform only uniform volumetric oscillations. Full Story
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
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