Swarms of Solar Microbots May Revolutionize Data Gathering

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Fri, Sep 4th, 2009 07:26 by capnasty NEWS

Researchers are developing ways to mass-produce tiny robots the size of a fly that operate like swarms of insects to collect data to aid in surveillance, micromanufacturing, medicine, and more. Measuring in at under 4 mm square, the microbots have all the equipment necessary to move, communicate, and collect data, plus they generate all of their own power via solar panels.

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