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Swarm of Bacteria Builds Tiny Pyramid

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Uploaded on Dec 1, 2009

A robotic micro-assembly process relies on several thousand flagellated bacteria acting as micro-workers to build a pyramidal structure. Work presented at IROS '09 by Sylvain Martel and Mahmood Mohammadi from the NanoRobotics Laboratory, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. For more robot news, visit http://spectrum.ieee.org

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