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MIT Senior Develops Simple Self-Assembling Robots

Andrew Vasco

"Known as M-Blocks, the robots are cubes with no external moving parts. Nonetheless, they're able to climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces."

Read more at: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/simple-scheme-for-self-assembling-robots-1004.html

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    These would work amazingly well in outerspace! Or at least, these types of modular robots would be great for working in changing environments!

      • Andrew Vasco

        Yeah, might be a bit tricky in space.

        But they're a great step forward! They could potentially help in reducing e-waste if we can just program them to do different tasks rather then having several different machines.