Researchers design bionic ants to clean up factory floors

March 28, 2015 8:31 PM

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Festo, a German engineering firm, is developing a special breed of bionic ants that work together to clean up objects left on factory floors.

These ants have 3D-printed bodies and ceramic limbs that move thanks to piezoelectric materials that discharge minute electric charges. With each tiny zap of electricity, these tiny little critters will inch up your legs and arms with deft efficiency. I kid.

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