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Video, Self-organization in the Kilos, 2014

This is a Video. It is dated 2014. It is a part of the department.

In nature, thousands of individuals can cooperate
to create complex structures purely through mutual
interactions—from cells that self-organize to form
complex organisms, to the mesmerizing motion
of fish schools and bird flocks. The kilobot project
endeavours to recreate that kind of complexity
artificially, demonstrating for the first time a
thousand simple robots, with no leader, cooperating
amongst themselves to self-organize complex
shape and behavior

It is credited Courtesy of Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

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