NASA is developing a small robot named Swarmie, they can work like ants that. The next day, these little robots might be sent to another planet, to help find aliens, water and rocket fuel.
According to Taiwan, “BBC News” reported on August 28, NASA (NASA) is developing a small robot named Swarmie, so they can work like ants. The next day, these little robots might be sent to another planet, to help find aliens, water and rocket fuel.
According to reports, each Swarmie network cameras are installed, Wifi antenna and GPS positioning device. They can be the first one region each probe found that the potential value of things, and then come together to call other Swarmie exploration. This mode of operation like the ant, because ants will disperse in search of food, and then gather the ants find food there, the food back to the nest last. Swarmie robot with wheels, you can move forward in different directions, search for specific materials. The study led by engineer Marco (Cheryle Mako), said: “We are conducting extensive testing, data collection, the results from the current point of view, we have made tremendous progress.”
If the test is successful, the researchers will Swarmie mining robots and robot Rassor improvements to the surface of the moon or Mars with the detection functions. Compared with the car-sized Curiosity Mars rover, Swarmie and Rassor size smaller, with minimal materials and tools can be built.
In addition, the researchers also plan to apply to these small robot search and rescue mission. Small robots can be a natural disaster or accident scene investigation, pipes or water pipes can increase the detection efficiency.