Self-organizing robots: Robotic construction crew needs no foreman (w/ video)

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 14:00 in Astronomy & Space

On the plains of Namibia, millions of tiny termites are building a mound of soil—an 8-foot-tall "lung" for their underground nest. During a year of construction, many termites will live and die, wind and rain will erode the structure, and yet the colony's life-sustaining project will continue.

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