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ant robots

These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects

July 11th, 2019

On its own, a single ant can only accomplish so much, but you toss it into the mix with a couple hundred of its peers and suddenly the capabilities of the group are exponentially greater than the sum of its parts. Could the same be true of robots? Some robotics researchers think so, and a …

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Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find

May 19th, 2017

In nature, creatures that look ferocious and intimidating oftentimes have personalities to match. So, when researchers finally managed to find an active colony of an ant species with a frightening appearance and a name that literally means “tyrant ants,” they expected to observe some seriously aggressive insect action. What they got instead has left them completely …