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'1000 possible uses' for Kilobot swarm, says expert

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Robotics expert, Gavin Brown, tells Ricky there are '1000 possible uses' for a Kilobot swarm.

A swarm of more than 1,000 miniature robots has been revealed by a team at Harvard University in the United States.

The Kilobots can arrange themselves into a variety of shapes on demand.

It's very unusual to see this many swarming robots working together because coordinating so many devices is very difficult.