Each roombot (not to be confused with the robot vacuum cleaner Roomba) is a completely independent unit — a 9-inch-long (22 centimeters) block that resembles…Read More »
a pair of dice joined together. It contains a battery and three small motors that allow it to move in three different dimensions, and has a set of retractable claws so it can hook onto other blocks to create bigger structures or onto connectors in its environment. Less «
The robots are still just a prototype — they might be available within about 20 years, the researchers estimated. The group is planning a newer generation…Read More »
of roombots for assisted living environments, which could actually interact with people. Less «
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