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What manipulation tasks can you do with many remote control robots, but only one joystick? This is a common challenge in micro- and nano-robotics. In this video we demonstrate position control, clustering, dispersion, obstacle avoidance, and manipulation of an object --- with up to 2,000 robots all controlled by one human operator with a simple joystick.
simulation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHzizrMwJ6w
hardware validation experiments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIW6hPgqCRE