Where we are
Robots that can merge, split, jump and interact as one giant super-organism are a cause of excitement for hardware and software designers, who are researching ways to program networks of robots to perform large or complex tasks.
Where we’re going
Solutions posed by next-generation hive technology is an example of how robots of all sizes, shapes, intelligence and abilities could work together, but autonomously. Black Mirror’s scenario of robotic honey bees pollinating crops is on the horizon.
How to think about it
Identify unique problems and link individual robots from multiple providers for integrated solutions. Or go full stack and build specific robots that solve specific problems plus combine into larger wholes.