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Researchers want to build swarm of 1,000 Droplet robots | IEEE Spectrum


curated by | May 7, 2014

“The Droplets project is looking for at least US $10,000 to construct what looks like 100 robots. This isn’t to suggest that each robot actually costs $100: a full 50 percent of that $10k goes straight to the cast that has to be made in order to efficiently injection-mold the plastic outer shells. So, all that the CU Boulder team needs to make a full thousand robots is $30,000, since once the molds are out of the way and volume discounts kick in, the price per robot drops to $30.”

http://www.colorado.edu/crowdfunding/?cfpage=project&project_id=10341

http://correll.cs.colorado.edu/?page_id=2687

https://github.com/correlllab/cu-droplet

https://code.google.com/p/cu-droplet/
See on spectrum.ieee.org

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