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Fire ants inspire principles of underground locomotion

By Damir Beciri
2 June 2013

fire-ants-1Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) researchers studied fire ants to uncover fundamental principles of locomotion that could be applied on teams of robots which travel through underground tunnels. Among the study‚Äôs findings, the researchers were surprised by the first observation that ants in confined spaces use their antennae for locomotion as well as for… »