When Robots Put Their Heads Together

When Robots Put Their Heads Together
Michael Otte, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, studies how swarms of multiple robots can coordinate to form a
Michael Otte, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, studies how swarms of multiple robots can coordinate to form a "group mind" to solve problems, ranging from housework to search and rescue operations. In one experiment (below), he trained a group of tiny bots to form a smiley face at the sight of a peace symbol.
(Illustration and GIF courtesy of Michael Otte)

This article orginially appeared in Maryland Today.

November 8, 2018


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