The University of Pennsylvania has received a $7.5 million grant from the miltary. This grant will be used to develop swarm robotics over the next 5 years. These folks should speak with James McLurkin from MIT. He has made several different swarm projects such as in this photo and you can see them here and our previous post about him here.
The purpose of the grant is to create robots that can coordinate attacks with each other and humans. The University of Pennsylvania will be looking to biological organisms such as ants, bees or schools of fish for inspiration.
Other school involved in this project include Georgia Tech and MIT among others. Some work has already been started and can be seen here.
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