Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology
Caption: Future teams of subterranean search and rescue robots may owe their success to the lowly fire ant, a much-despised insect whose painful bites and extensive networks of underground tunnels are all-too-familiar to people living in the southern United States. This video shows how researchers are using ants to learn more about locomotion in confined spaces.
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