Engineer has created four-legged robots that can, like ants, build bridges from their bodies

Each of the robots created has a length of 15 to 20 cm and includes a lithium polymer battery,

front-mounted microprocessor sensorlight, another magnetic touch sensor in the front and another in the back. When a bot gets stuck in test objects - wooden blocks glued to a chipboard - it wirelessly sends a signal to other robots in the vicinity.

As soon as these robots come running to "placeaccidents ”, they use their magnetic sensors to determine their orientation relative to each other and link their bodies in a chain. Thus, they can form a bridge of their bodies, crossing an abyss, or a train to overcome obstacles, plus they can carry objects together that are too large or heavy for a single bot.

Ozkan Aydin is now working to improvethe sensitivity, joint capabilities and battery power of your robotic system. In addition to being used in search and rescue operations, it can be used in applications such as space exploration, environmental monitoring, or to study the collective dynamics of insects such as ants and termites.

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