As a high school student, James Anderson built Pinewood Derby cars in woodworking class. Decades later, he's teaching high school students to create similar structures, but instead of demonstrating hammers and nails, he directs students to press 'print.'
Imagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They exist – they’re called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard University scientists have created a mini-swarm of surprisingly simpleminded robots that can work together to construct buildings much larger than themselves.