Our future workforce: Hand-sized 3D-printed robotic ants
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3D-printed robotic ants: The future workforce?

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – @BednarChuck Drawing inspiration from the cooperative behavior displayed by ants at work, a German firm has developed 3D-printed versions of the highly organized insects that can collaborate on tasks. With their new line of BionicANTs, the staff at Esslingen am Neckar-based automation company Festo have combined complex control algorithms, sensors, and…