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Tiny robot ants pull car with teamwork

A team of tiny robot ants that can work together to pull thousands of times its own weight has been developed at Stanford University.

Researchers have been working on the Tugbots for months, but have just recently focused on making them work as a team to maximise the power they can exert.

Six of the bots - weighing less than 100g (0.22lb) in total - exerted a force of 200 Newtons, which was enough to pull the 1,800kg (4,000lb) vehicle.

  • 15 Mar 2016
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