"Small robots working in swarms have finally moved out of the laboratory and into the real world. That was the most significant feature of the Ministry of Defence’s Grand Challenge competition, held over the weekend. It’s an idea that is also being pursued by the US military.”
"The Grand Challenge demonstrated what swarms of small, low-cost units can already achieve. "The UK defence industry now has a new capability that can be taken to the front line," says Crampton. "In just over five years, the swarms of robots in the British armed forces will outnumber the soldiers."