Researchers at the Free University of Brussels have developed a new type of robot that gather in “swarms” to “move an object too heavy for them to manage individually.” Video after the jump.

In experiments, six of the cylindrical robots were able to drag an object across the floor of a room. Working autonomously, they locate and assemble around the object and either grab hold of it directly or of another robot nearby, before slowly dragging it towards a target

[via NewScientistTech]

Researchers at the Free University of Brussels have developed a new type of robot that gather in “swarms” to “move an object too heavy for them to manage individually.” Video after the jump.

In experiments, six of the cylindrical robots were able to drag an object across the floor of a room. Working autonomously, they locate and assemble around the object and either grab hold of it directly or of another robot nearby, before slowly dragging it towards a target

[via NewScientistTech]