Controlling microbots

Filed in by on May 16, 2016 • views: 253

May 16, 2016
Until now it was only possible to control groups of microbots to move generally in unison, says David Cappelleri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “The reason we want independent movement of each robot is so they can do cooperative manipulation tasks,” he says. “Think of ants. They can independently move, yet all work together to perform tasks such as lifting and moving things. We want to be able to control them individually so we can have some robots here doing one thing, and some robots there doing something else at the same time.”
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