Starfish embryos’ synchronised swim inspires potential for ‘swarming’ robotic synergy

Newly discovered behaviour in starfish embryos an example of ‘active matter’

Tiny starfish embryos
MIT scientists have observed that when multiple starfish embryos spin up to the surface, they gravitate to each other and spontaneously assemble into an organized, crystal-like structure. / Credits: Image: Courtesy of the researchers, MIT