Termite-inspired robots build castles

@article{Gibney2014TermiteinspiredRB,
  title={Termite-inspired robots build castles},
  author={Elizabeth Gibney},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014}
}
  • E. Gibney
  • Published 13 February 2014
  • Engineering
  • Nature
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Designing Collective Behavior in a Termite-Inspired Robot Construction Team
TLDR
This work presents a multi-agent construction system inspired by mound-building termites, solving an inverse problem of predicting high-level results given low-level rules; the approach via a physical realization with three autonomous climbing robots limited to onboard sensing.