Accession Number:

ADA220026

Title:

Twilight Zones and Cornerstones. A Gnat Robot Double Feature

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Report Date:

1989-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

We want to build tiny gnat-sized robots, a millimeter or two in diameter. They will be cheap, disposable, totally self-contained autonomous agents able to do useful things in the world. This paper consists of two parts. The first describes why we want to build them. The second is a technical outline of how to go about it. Gnat robots are going to change the world. Gnat robots Micro robots Piezoelectric motors IRoptical cameras Recursive gnat robot assembly line Disposable robots.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE