Termite construction is yet another way that insect societies are greater than the sum of their parts. And their building talent caught the attention of builders of tiny robots, who see industrious termites as an example of how many teensy workers, whether organic or robotic, could build an object or building on request even without a centralized plan.

Termite-Inspired Robots Don’t Need Blueprints to Build a Castle

[read more @ MIT Self-Organizing Systems Research Group]