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Tiny robots are collectively intelligent


Today’s Video of the Day from the EPFL describes tiny jumping robots that communicate and work together as a team. 

The three-legged robots, or Tribots, weigh only about 10 grams. They display very little physical intelligence on their own, but as a network they can overcome many obstacles.

“With their unique collective intelligence, our tiny robots can demonstrate better adaptability to unknown environments; therefore, for certain missions, they would outperform larger, more powerful robots,” said Professor Jamie Palk.

The study is published in the journal Nature


By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: EPFL


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