Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I could sure use these at the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree. Just drop a bunch of these in an area and they'll self-organize into a self-optimizing, self-healing mesh network. If some get destroyed, they'll move around and reform.

These little robot routers don't exist yet, but DARPA is opening it up for bidders. Their hope is that these things will be very cheap and disposable.

Sounds good, but what's to keep your adversary from going around with a wi-fi detector, picking them up and sticking them in a bag?

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