Swarm robotics: Reducing costs

A new concept of manufacturing mini robots has been presented at the University of Southampton in United Kingdom. The research team demonstrated the use of cell phone technology to manufacture robots. The motors that are used to vibrate cell phones are used to power these robots. The motors are then attached to circuit boards, eliminating the need for individual manufacturing and thus allowing mass production. This is important step in developing swarm robot teams, where mass production is required and the cost of one individual robot makes a big difference. There are many possible applications of swarm robotics, such as rescue missions, military, exploration of space…For more, visit the link below.

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