Technology of magnetic robots exists since the last few years, but it has been recently developed. The system operates through a circuit that allows an operator to move the robot upto small distance with a speed of 35 cm per second. Each robotic unit can act alone or join with others to complete larger scale tasks. It is easy to draw a parallel with the ants and how they self-organize. In theory, such machines could be made of any size to move an object of any size on a vertical or a curved surfaces. Example videos:
1. Builders Robots
2. Robots that pick up and move a bead
3. Robots acting as a vacuum cleaner
4. Robots placing an object in a slot
We are very impressed with these mini robots. We never imagined that they are able to perform such feats in such a quick and precise manner. We hope that these machines continue to evolve to become more efficient and we can not wait to see what they can make in the future. Do you think these magnetic robots may one day become widespread in the industry?