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A simple way to control swarming molecular machines

October 8, 2019

The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such…
Shape-shifting Robots Like These Could Be Just What We Need to Explore Titan

September 27, 2019

When it comes to space exploration, it’s robots that do most of the work. That trend will continue…
Inspired from nature – robots can now learn to swarm on the go

August 29, 2019

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is…
Swarm Autonomy Tested in Second Major DARPA OFFSET Field Experiment

August 8, 2019

Swarms demonstrate tactics to isolate an urban objective in a test; DARPA awards contracts for next swarm sprint…
Researchers Awarded $6.25 Million to Study Collective Emergent Behavior

April 15, 2019

Georgia Tech researchers have been awarded $6.25 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to use collective emergent…
OFFSET Seeks Proposals to Accelerate Swarm Tactics in Virtual Environments

April 2, 2019

Program awards contract for third swarm sprint, solicits ideas for fourth sprint to develop synthetic technologies and AI…
“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units

March 27, 2019

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots…
Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots

December 21, 2018

Hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes – without an underlying master…
5,000 Robots Merge to Map the Universe in 3D (Video)

October 17, 2018

How do you create the largest 3D map of the universe? It’s as easy as teaching 5,000 robots…
The robots of the future work together

October 9, 2018

Associate Professor Ole Ravn of DTU Electrical Engineering is head of DTU’s research within robot technology. He has worked with…
More Workers Working Might Not Get More Work Done, Ants (and Robots) Show

August 19, 2018

For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting…
Instead of Building Single Monster Scopes like James Webb, What About Swarms of Space Telescopes Working Together?

July 9, 2018

In the coming decade, a number of next-generation instruments will take to space and begin observing the Universe.…
DARPA Needs Your Ideas for Drone Swarms

November 13, 2017

DARPA is looking for people with innovative ideas to participate in its “swarm sprint” exercises. The project would…
OFFSET “Sprinters” Encouraged to Share Innovative Ideas for Swarm Systems

October 16, 2017

Program seeks participants for frequent “swarm sprint” exercises to inform tactics and technologies for large groups of unmanned…
New swarming drone technology could help find lost hikers, study wildlife

September 7, 2017

CU Boulder researchers have developed an advanced drone “swarming” technology that allows a single operator to control multiple…
Tiny, New Drones Could Replace Bees

February 27, 2017

As you probably know, the world’s honeybee population is in trouble. Since 2006, they’ve been declining at a…
Swarm of Underwater Robots Mimics Ocean Life

January 26, 2017

Underwater robots developed by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego offer…
NASA Awards Grant to Manage “Swarmathon” Challenge

May 14, 2015

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected the University of New Mexico (UNM) for a…
LDUUV-INP, Swarming UAVs on display at Sea-Air-Space exposition

April 13, 2015

For the first time ever, the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle-Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP) will be on display…
The Future Is Now: U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries

October 6, 2014

As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR)…
Autonomous robots: A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

August 18, 2014

Following simple programmed rules, autonomous robots arrange themselves into vast, complex shapes In this video Kilobots self-assemble in…
Self-organizing robots: Robotic construction crew needs no foreman

February 14, 2014

A team of computer scientists and engineers has created an autonomous robotic construction crew inspired by termites. The…
Researchers devise means for creating controlled coordinated swarming

November 8, 2013

A superimposed picture of the collision between two swarms composed of thousands of colloidal rollers. Credit: Denis Bartolo,…
Update: A swarm on every desktop: Robotics experts learn from public

September 18, 2013

The next experiment from Rice University’s Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory (MRSL) could happen on your desktop. The lab’s researchers…
Swarming Robots Could Be the Servants of the Future

March 29, 2013

Swarms of robots acting together to carry out jobs could provide new opportunities for humans to harness the…
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