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Tiny Robots Helping Tiny Robots Is An Adorable Thing

I’m so sick of this “robots are evil” trope — we created them. They live to serve. They love us. And they also love each other! Like these swarm bots who scurry around following their quadrocopter pal. Awwww.

The Khepera robots, out of Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems, don’t talk to each other. Instead, they’re guided by a peppy leader, who in this case beams out silent orders to keep them all in a neat formation. The goal? Providing a roaming landing pad for an accompanying drone copter. They may just look like toys here, but I’m sure this is the kind of tech the Pentagon would love to push into the desert. [Ted MacDonald via Engadget]

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