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What if you could own a big robot made up of thousands of smaller robots, and it was able to change its shape in order to complete various tasks? Sounds crazy, right? Well you’d be surprised to learn that this is actually a real thing – Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robotics! From the m-blocks at MIT, to the kilobots at Harvard, there are already examples of these robots in the real world, and these little guys stand to make a BIG impact!

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