[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Learning from Ants

Loading video...

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.

Credit: Georgia Tech

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: Principles of locomotion in confined spaces could help robot teams work underground

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]