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Bionic ANT

It was designed by Festo AG & Co. KG. It is dated 2018. Its medium is robot, video. It is a part of the department.

Ants communicate and organize challenging, shared tasks while behaving independently. This behavior is an impressive natural model for the coordination of goals. Festo’s BionicANTs, robots designed to make autonomous decisions in conjunction with each other, explore a technological version of ant behavior that could be implemented on a larger scale in manufacturing, especially robotic production sectors.

It is credited Courtesy of Festo AG & Co. KG.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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