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Bacterial trick keeps robots in sync

Communicating environmental information allows a stumbling machine to rejoin its group

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10:50am, May 24, 2012

You don’t have to watch Dancing with the Stars to know that keeping in sync is tough — and it’s even tougher for a robot. A new approach keeps several robots in step, and even enables a dancing robot that loses its footing to seamlessly rejoin its synchronized peers.

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