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Comments on Swarm-Bots Take Small Children Away
It's really up to you whether you are pleased with the idea of a couple dozen swarming robots autonomously finding a small child and pulling her away. (Read the complete story)

"While I find that impressive and completely fascinating, I am not sure why they really needed to use that child, who really didn't seem excited to be there. Was it for the emotional impact? Still neat."
(Zac Hunter 1/9/2009 9:20:40 AM)
"Its moderately difficult to simulate a living human body for weight and resistance. Dummies only go so far and likely it was easier and cheaper to use a person and children being lighter weight than adults, better still. The fact that these small robots can team up to pull a 40-60 lb child across the floor is wild. It did take several tries as you can see the order and color of the robots changed in some of the final scenes. They also needed a glowing bar in the clothing for the robots to follow and grab on to. They still have a long way to go, but impressive none-the-less."
(Brandon 1/9/2009 9:45:03 AM)

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