Engineers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have created a colony of tiny robots that mimic the behavior of ants by working together as a single unit. The mini-bots are nearly helpless on their own, but they are embedded with light sensors that enable them to respond to one another's movements, much like a colony of ants in the wild. The research is part of a larger trend that involves leveraging complex lessons from nature to make robots more independent.

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