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“Roy” little robots can perform complex tasks much more efficiently than one large Rover.
The team of engineers from California state University, Northridge is developing tiny robots the size of insects — with their help, scientists will be able to explore other planets more effectively, according to “Around the world”.
The project, which received a grant in the amount of $ 538 000 from the Ministry of defense, headed by doctor of science in engineering Nhut Ho (Ho Nhut).
The long-term goal of the project is to create several Autonomous groups of small robots that can navigate the surface of other planets, collect samples and perform tasks that are beyond the power of the Rovers or astronauts.
The developers were inspired by the behavior of ants and bees that work in a group and perform a common task, even if individual participants fail.
Team Nhuta Ho will cooperate with the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA, as well as with other student groups from California state University.
If the project goes ahead, the ways space exploration has changed dramatically.
“Roy” simple small robots can perform complex tasks much more efficiently than one large Rover.