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Robot Swarm Snatches Book

As if librarians didn’t have enough to worry about already, scientists have developed a robot team (or “swarm”) capable of working together to grab a book. In the remarkable video embedded above, you can watch the team in action.

Check it out: “Swarmanoid is a heterogeneous robot swarm in which different groups of robots have different capabilities: some robots are specialized in manipulating objects and climbing, some in moving on the ground and transporting objects, and some in flying and observing the environment from above. This video presents the Swarmanoid project, a 4 year research project coordinated by Marco Dorigo and funded by the Commission of the European Union.”

Visit the website of novelist Daniel H. Wilson for tips on how to survive a robot uprising at your local library. (Via io9)

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