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I, for one, welcome our new child-stealing swarmbot overlords! - Elf M. Sternberg
I, for one, welcome our new child-stealing swarmbot overlords!

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dakiwiboid From: dakiwiboid Date: December 22nd, 2008 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Those look more sophisticated

than the ones on the main Swarm-bots website. The videos all seem to date from 2005, and the main site says the project shut down then.

Edited at 2008-12-22 01:53 am (UTC)
purly From: purly Date: December 22nd, 2008 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Could be used to clean up dead bodies during a battle.
ssatva From: ssatva Date: December 22nd, 2008 05:12 am (UTC) (Link)
The child involved seems--dubious of the scientific value of this exercise, shall we say? I'm sure it's a trick of the light...
srmalloy From: srmalloy Date: December 23rd, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
It's interesting that the video was made from two different sessions or had a big chunk taken out of it -- watch the first part as the bots clamp on to the kid and each other, then when they cut to the start of the section where they're pulling the kid, both the colors of the bots and the number in each chain are different. I wonder whether they didn't have to tell the bots to reorganize to have a better distribution of pull.
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