The KQED Series ‘Deep Look’ Explores the Capability of Harvard’s Swarm of 1,024 Autonomous Kilobots

In an episode of the KQED and PBS Digital Studios series Deep Look, writer Amy Standen explores the capabilities of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering‘s swarm of 1,024 autonomous kilobots.

The quarter-sized bots are programmed as a group, and must work together to execute their orders. In the episode, Standen gives a number of examples of the kinds of tasks the kilobots can perform, and the ways researchers can learn from them.