Robots the size of a grain of rice \ by Sarah Bergbreiter
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But what are the real challenges of engineering these ants?
They need mechanisms like legs and efficient motors in order to support that locomotion, and they need the sensors, power and control in order to pull everything together in a semi-intelligent ant robot. Finally, to make these things functional, they want all of them working together in order to do bigger things.
Insects move around amazingly well. For example - cockroaches can walk over incredibly rough terrain without tipping over, and they are able to do this because their legs are a combination of rigid materials and soft materials.