Robo-Ants are Future Factory Workers

Palm-sized robotic ants may one day take over industrial factories, but instead of being pests, these android insects will help out on the assembly line. German robotics company Festo came up with the idea for BionicANTs after being inspired by the way real-life colonies work together to accomplish tasks deemed too daunting for just one ant. The robo-ants will mimic this swarm mentality and will communicate with each other autonomously to complete set goals. Festo will debut BionicANT at this year’s Hanover Messe.