Collective Behavior in a Thousand-Bot Swarm (5 of 9) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A starfish shape formed by a Kilobot robot swarm. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the 15 August, 2014, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Michael Rubenstein at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in Cambridge, MA, and colleagues was titled, 'Programmable self-assembly in a thousand-robot swarm.' Credit [Credit: Michael Rubenstein, Harvard University] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.