Really! This page does have something to do with termites on Mars

We are part of a multinational team of entomologists, engineers and computer scientists (Project TERMES), based in the laboratory of Dr Rupert Soar, of the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University in Nottinghamshire in the UK. TERMES is exploring how termites can serve as models for adaptive construction in harsh environments (like Mars). One possible application: rather than send habitations to Mars for Mars colonists to live in, send up robotic termites that will build habitations for them from existing materials on site, and automatically adjust the architecture as the needs evolve.

Project TERMES' web site is, unfortunately, still under construction. So come back and visit to see new developments!


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