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  • We acquired this object.

2018

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Bionic ANT, 2018

It was designed by Festo AG & Co. KG. It is dated 2018. Its medium is robot, video.

Ants communicate and organize challenging, shared tasks while behaving independently. This behavior is an impressive natural model for the coordination of goals. Festo’s BionicANTs, robots designed to make autonomous decisions in conjunction with each other, explore a technological version of ant behavior that could be implemented on a larger scale in manufacturing, especially robotic production sectors.

It is credited Courtesy of Festo AG & Co. KG.

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