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Harvard robots self-organize like hives

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 2:12 a.m.

Strength in numbers. These bots are self-organizing, moving in coordination like a swarm of bees or a murmuration of starlings. Illustrates BOTS (category a), by Rachel Feltman (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Michael Rubenstein/Harvard University.)

A huge group of self-organizing robots has emerged from Harvard. But don't worry, they're pretty tiny and quite harmless (for now).

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