Richard Vaughan at the Simon Frazer University in Canada has been working on a set of "chatterbox" robots. These bots are roughly 12 cm cubes that use flashing infrared lights and sound to communicate with each other. With the goal being to teach them to complete basic human tasks without human intervention, Vaughan's first project for the chatterboxes will be to map the building where they are being built. They will wander around taking measurements. It will suck when they all get stepped on by the janitor.
Wandering chatterboxes [We-make-money]