Anything is attainable if we all do the job with each other — and no a person will get left driving. That is the lesson these small “VelociRoACH” robots taught me nowadays.

The name stands for velocity robotic autonomous crawling hexapod, which actually states it all. They were being made by roboticists at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetics Millisystems Lab, the place a number of other character-impressed equipment and resources have also been established.

The small insect bots aren’t especially new, but this cooperative conduct is. Graduate researcher Carlos Casarez was fascinated by the conduct of Australian jumping ants, which do the job in pairs or extra to deal with tricky terrain. If ants can do it, why not tiny hexapodal robots?