Termites building a mound don't need central guidance, or even to communicate directly. Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have built robots that work with similar autonomy, as Dr. Justin Werfel explains.
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PRODUCER: Will Halicks
LABORATORY VIDEO: Self-Organizing Systems Research Group, Harvard University
THUMBNAIL PHOTOGRAPH: Eliza Grinnell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Termite-Inspired Robots Can Build Unsupervised | National Geographic
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