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If the US Navy has its way, swarms of semi-autonomous robots will build objects in the field. Each robot will have a specific task, such as picking and placing, joining components or removing trash. Collectively, they will cooperate with each other to create a finished product.
Robot kits are widely sold, but to complete your project you must consider function. What makes a robot? In order for a robot to be a robot (and not simply a toaster or other device), it must do this: React to its environment. Robotic vacuums, for instance, respond to bumping into an object by turning [...]