Swarm Robotics: New Horizons in Military Research

Swarm robotics is a new frontier for automation. It combines physical robots, drones, and sensors with non-physical controls, networks, and data. Swarm robotics revolutionizes how robots can function and, equally important, what kind of value they create.

In addition, swarming devices are not limited to the factory floor or ocean surface. They can be used in precision agriculture, to guide self-driving cars, and to execute tasks in combat situations. In the U.S., swarm robotics is taking off in two key areas: the military and academia. Let’s begin by examining the military role.

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