“Spatially Targeted Communication and Self-Assembly,” by Nithin Mathews, Anders Lyhne Christensen, Rehan O’Grady, and Marco Dorigo, from Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, was presented at IROS 2012 in Vilamoura, Portugal.

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  1. (heavy breathing) Just smashed my roomba to pieces. Lazy piece of junk could've been bringing me beer and snacks this whole time.

  2. Is anyone going to bring up how weird it gets @2:51 when the robot slaves bring a single man watching a shitty tube tv enough beer and snacks to feed/booze up a small party? I mean honestly this guy is so lazy that he he needs to set up a whole robot swarm just to bring him snacks? furthermore, the robots most likely didn't put the snacks and beer on that tray, so not only did he have to set up the robot swarm.. he also had to get all the snacks and beer out of the pantry/fridge, set it on a serving tray, carefully set it on the ground then program the robots to bring it to him.. #redefininglazy #thehardestwaytobelazy

  3. So you are creating the start of Robotic ground troops and aerial command station… This will come in very handy when skynet takes off… 

  4. верх смысла и пик стремлений всех научно технических трудов – не вставать с дивана когда захотелось пива и чипсов. 

  5. Radio waves aren't interference free. Leds are also probably simpler to manage plus the goal was probably to solve some computer vision problem.

  6. 1. When these go into mainstream production they will be much faster
    2. People will still drive 4 blocks down the street to get Mcdonalds so….

  7. The way I see it. This is more drone surveillance which furthers 4th Amendment violations. So.. if it crosses your backyard you are free to shoot for trespassing.

  8. THIS KIND OF ROBOTS WILL BE VERY GOOD FOR SPACE REPAIRING AND BUILDING ON SPACE, SPECIALLY SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY, BUT THEY NEED MORE TECHNOLOGY.

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