When most people think of cooperative swarm robots, they usually think of applications such as search and rescue operations. However, a new study shows that such swarm robots can also be used to help artists put paint on canvas. Under Dr. Mar í a Santos, a team at Georgia Tech recently created an experimental system in which users first indicate which parts of the canvas they want to paint which colors. < / P > < p > the data is passed to a group of tiny wheeled robots, each of which “knows” its current position on the canvas and its position relative to other robots. By communicating wirelessly with each other, these devices can determine which robots should paint in which areas of the canvas in order to complete the work as efficiently as possible. < / P > < p > in the current settings, the painting process is simulated by projecting color tracks behind each robot. Eventually, however, scientists plan to equip the robots with ink cartridges of primary color paint, which can be mixed together as needed to deposit the desired color of paint. Color printers (even small handheld printers) already work on the same principle, except that they use toner instead of paint. < / P > < p > in addition, if a robot cannot produce a color on its own, it can cooperate with another member of the robot population. Both robots then deposit two different colors of paint on the same part of the canvas, and the mixture of the two colors approximates the color indicated. < p > < p > Santos said: “a multi robot team can be seen as an ‘active’ brush for human artists to paint, and each robot (brush) moves on the canvas according to the color specifications provided by the human beings.” Didi Qingju bicycle has entered 150 cities

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