Robotic Ants


By: JIrakorn Tanathongkul

The family of robot animals from the German developer of robotics Festo is growing. The company presents many new robots. For example they made a swarm of ants that can interact with each other.

When they were created, the company focused not only on their appearance, but also on behavioral characteristics. The ants coordinate with each other all their actions and movements. Each ant, that is 13-centimeter long, has on its belly a radio module, through which precise coordination is carried out.

The video that shows these cool robots start at 27 sec in. this is related to engineering because engineers had to design, code, and test this robots to see if can match the expectation of a real ant.