Small robots for space jobs

They are small machines ready to take over other planetsand these are small, modular robots that can be grouped so that they can perform tasks more easily. Image

Experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the first M-Block robots were introduced in 2013, and even then they were cube-shaped units, which could be assembled into certain structures. After the first generation was almost forgotten, in 2019 a video appeared showing M-Blocks 2.0 robots moving like their predecessors, with the help of miniature flywheels – rotating machine elements that serve to store and preserve rotational energy. They climb on top of each other thanks to magnets that have also found their place and function in their interior.

The most serious novelty within the new generation units is the bar code that is located on the front of each robot, and allows you to read plans and track predetermined paths. Thanks to this feature robots can connect, find each other to form the structure assigned to them, reminiscent of the ways in which large insect communities function in nature.

The creators of these robots point out that such groups of machines could have multiple applications in the future, in different fields – from industry, through construction and gaming, all the way to systems that would work in crisis situations. Thus, for example, slightly larger versions of these cubic robots that are interconnected could form a structure in a burning building that has been left without a staircase that would allow tenants to evacuate as safely as possible. The possibilities, the creators claim, are numerous, so that a bright future awaits the symbiosis between robots and humans.

Cubes, or any other robots, could find their place on other planets, as key elements in creating living conditions.

Source: Mashable

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