Particle robots work together to work
Scientists have created a robot with several components that can function as clusters, responding to their curiosity and acting in harmony with their environment without the need for central control, such as living cells.
Each of the circular components, or small “particles,” measures 23.5 inches. The parasite is freely connected to the magnet and can only move by extension or contract. But even when they are simple, as a team they can act smart, such as going to a light source. A weakly connected mass is stronger than many other robotic systems because it has no single component and can still operate even when other people are disabled, the researchers said in March in Natural.
The scientists said that the smaller types of these components could be used for search and rescue, for example, to disassemble artifacts from a building that had a damaged home to locate burials. Smaller fractions can also deliver drugs into the human body or stimulate research by using cells that help to produce organs.
Tiny particles with light sensors and simple electronic sensors that enable them to mount or contract according to an algorithm. Each piece measures the intensity of the light in the vicinity and emits one that reads to its neighbors. By comparing the amount of information that makes up for the information, each section decides when to start and grow and causes them all to move as a group.
The researchers measured 24 cm and showed that they could move to a lighter, more homogeneous structure of living cells and move to heal wounds and other functions. “In our system, everything is easy, and no one can control the disaster,” says Daniela Rus, director of Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laborator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of the group’s leaders. Sections “work together without having to depend on anyone.” (Rus is still serving American Science ‘team of advisers.)
The robot also has the ability to wear obstacles and push objects around. And at speeds with up to 100,000 units, even 20 percent off the cluster can still travel at about half its speed.
“This kind of technology is expected to be used for such tasks as hunting, gathering and disseminating information. [objects] as a multidisciplinary team, “says Hajime Asama, a professor of architecture at the University of Tokyo, who did not take part in the research.”