Swarmanoid ‘bots rule Air, Land, Library

An anonymous reader writes: The concept of distributed processing is not new, and its application to robotics leads naturally to the idea of ​​a swarm of robots. However, most swarms oriented robots are composed of many identical robots (such as Kilobots). In this case, there are three types of robots: a hand-bots that can climb library and pick up objects with hands, a club foot, which can drive around and bring the hand-bot, and an eye-bot , and perches that flies on the ceiling to provide a perspective to d’autres robots. Another point the reader on an unrelated video, but also impressive Kinect be used to develop a robotic assistant friendly.