These Termite Robots Could Help Us Build with Bricks

 - Feb 17, 2014
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These termite robots could really help humans build in a different way. Each termite reacts differently to what it encounters. The insects are incredible in the way that they can create mounds that are much larger than themselves.

Justin Werfel of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University stated that "They do all of their coordination indirectly, by changing their shared environment." The guys used this model of decentralized and reactive building to create these termite robots that are operational under those specific principles.

If we are using termite robots that follow these rules then we could use them to our advantage. We could use them for construction projects that would be too difficult or dangerous for humans to do, or even underwater research. Ultimately these termite robots could revolutionize our everyday activity and create a very helpful boost in constructing various structures.