NASA is going to enlist the help of ANTS in their exploration of the solar system, however these aren't your typical garden variety insect! ANTS or
Autonomous Nanotechnology Swarm, are a nanotechnological robot that will be used to investigate asteroids and other planetary bodies... over the
course of a few years. The technology offers the possibility for rapid dissemination of information regarding our system!
I was going to post on this also...Very interesting how these swarms can take the shape of "whatever"..The first video, with the large ungainly
model made me think...How STUPID is this?...
Then, with the robots linked together crawling around on rocks, and climbing....not so stupid...
Yeah the prototype is pretty ugly, however it does show that the concept works and that is the most important thing! If they can work out the bugs
this will be an excellent way of exploring the solar system and beyond, without spending many many years investigating them with large scale ships.
It was on Nasa TV last night? I missed it... I primarily found this off of physorg.com and some of the nanotechnology websites. I was surprised no one
posted on it... so I made a topic.
The technology is fantastic and reminds me of the Borg... or some kind of advanced alien species.
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