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Sensing is expensive, especially on the nanoscale. To see nanocars, scientists fasten molecules that fluoresce light when activated by a strong lamp of a particular color. Unfortunately, multiple exposures can destroy these molecules, a process called photobleaching.
What happens if we use less power for the exposure? This experiment explores manipulation with varying amounts of sensing information.
Full-state sensing provides the most information, because it tells the position of all robots (200 numbers for 100 robots). The convex-hull draws a line around the outermost robots. Mean tells where the average position (just 2 numbers for all 100 robots), and knowing the variance adds only 3 additional numbers.'