VIDEO: Nautilus presents animalistic robots that are taking control over their animal counterparts

02/13/2014 - 00:00

Robot Takeover from Nautilus on Vimeo. In the future, robot animals may lead real animals away from danger.

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Several years ago, a group of American cockroaches discovered four strangers in their midst. A brief investigation revealed that the interlopers smelled like cockroaches, and so they were welcomed into the cockroach community. The newcomers weren’t content to just sit on the sidelines, however. Instead, they began to actively shape the group’s behavior. Nocturnal creatures, cockroaches normally avoid light. But when the intruders headed for a brighter shelter, the rest of the roaches followed.