THE WORLD’S FIRST MODULAR, SELF-ASSEMBLING ROBOTS
MIT researchers’ M-Blocks reinvent the cube
M-blocks are small, robotic cubes that assemble themselves into a functional unit that can easily shift configuration. Controlled remotely by a programmer, M-blocks have no external moving parts; instead, smart mechanics and magnetic placement help the blocks to jump, flip and roll over each other. Read more about how MIT researchers designed these reconfigurable, modular robots and where there futures lays (or hops) in the robotics special edition DirectIndustry emagazine.