Home Robots Control a Group of Robots with a Swipe

Control a Group of Robots with a Swipe

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Interacting with a fleet of robots is getting much easier these days. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a system that allows a single person to control a group of robots with the swipe of a finger. They used a tablet and a red beam of light to accomplish this. Robots roll toward the illumination and communicate with each other to decide how to cover the lit area.

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As the person drags the light across the floor with a swipe on the tablet, the robots follow. Using two fingers in different locations on the tablet leads to the robots splitting into teams. Pretty cool, isn’t it?


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