The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a Thousand Robots are Better Than One
James McLurkin is interested in distributed algorithms for multi-agent systems—that is, software that produces complex group behaviors from the interactions of many simple individuals. While multi-robot systems have been called “the future of a futuristic field,” these ideas aren’t new. Ants and bees have been using this approach for 120 million years, and we can learn much from them.
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