An insect-bot mimics desert ants by looking at the sky to navigate

Desert ants are extraordinary solitary navigators. Researchers at CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, in the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement—Étienne Jules Marey (ISM), were inspired by ants as they designed AntBot, the first walking robot that can explore its environment randomly and navigate home automatically without GPS or mapping. This work, published in Science Robotics, opens up new strategies for navigation in autonomous vehicles and robotics.

Robot Attempts to Navigate As Well As a Tiny Desert Ant

Desert ants can navigate remarkably well with the aid of the sun, a skill that robots are trying to duplicate

Wed 13 Feb 19 from IEEE Spectrum

The first walking robot that moves without GPS

Wed 13 Feb 19 from TechXplore

The first walking robot that moves without GPS, Wed 13 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

MIT develops ant-like robot that navigates using the skies instead of GPS

AntBot uses a 'celestial compass' made from two tiny light sensors to find its way.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Techradar

A 6-Legged Robot Stares at the Sky to Navigate Like a Desert Ant

AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Wired Science

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