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orbSWARM 2

Basic Data

Category: Robotics

URL (first publication): http://orbswarm.com/

Keywords: robot

License: CC BY-SA 3.0

Project status: Inactive

Technical documentation

Maturity of the project: production / DIY

CAD files are editable: Yes

Assembly instructions are published: No

Bill of materials is published: Yes


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Project management

Open-o-meter: 5

Product category: Arts & Entertainment



Nothing escapes the ineluctable embrace of entropy, the one-way trip of our Universe toward chaos and heat death.  Yet at least on one small sphere, our planet, there is a rude and surprising exception: LIFE. As time progresses, everything becomes less organized, but LIFE is an exception. It grows more complicated, and more interesting. Schroedinger calls this organizational drive negentropy - when things want to be ALIVE. Negentropy is a honeybee colony and a night at the opera. Negentropy is a Bronx cheer in the face of Death. The SWARM of autonomous beings by their very nature will have emergent and complex behavior. They will flock , flirt, dance and interact, and their actions will surprise and astonish even us, their creators. They are simple, but together they will behave in ways more complex than we can predict. A lot like LIFE .

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