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MIT researchers develop self-assembling robots

Known as "M-Blocks" these little guys climb over and around one another



Cambridge, Mass.—The news office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is reporting the development of modular robots that as a group assemble themselves into different shapes.

No kidding. Each cube-shaped robot is equipped with a flywheel and magnets, as well as some brainy programming.

Known as “M-Blocks” these little guys climb over and around one another, leap through the air, roll across the ground, and even move while suspended upside down from metallic surfaces.

Check out this video of M-Blocks in action from MIT:

Visit the MIT website and reporter Larry Hardesty’s in-depth report on M-block robot technology.

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