Floating Swarm Bots Form Emergency Bridges, Runways, and Islands

Teamwork is a new concept in the field of robotics, but the idea of creating hundreds of cheap disposable robots that work together to complete a greater task has a lot of promise. So far swarm bots—as they've come to be known—have successfully tackled problems on land and in the air. But now DARPA wants them teaming… » 2/11/13 1:20pm 2/11/13 1:20pm