Engineers Program Tiny Robots to Move, Think Like Insects

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January 15, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: January 15 on

While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. A group of Cornell engineers has been experimenting with a new type of programming that mimics the way an insect’s brain works, which could soon have people wondering if that fly on the wall is actually a fly.

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