Autonomous Insect Robots

(Image: Harvard Microrobotics Lab)

(Image: Harvard Microrobotics Lab)

Is it possible that the future of information gathering will be up to robotic insects?

DSIAC was asked to track down technical publications regarding tiny, insect robots with an emphasis on the means of control and communication among swarms of unmanned autonomous systems, as well as organizations supporting such work. Research in both the private sector and academia was reported, focusing not only on the construction of miniature robots, but also the control of individuals and swarms.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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