To create a 50,000-strong mob of intelligent digital warriors, Massive creator Stephen Regelous builds each agent piece by piece, implanting a digital brain into a rendered body. Then he replicates and tweaks the agents. In a scene, agents make decisions based on their abilities-and on what's happening around them.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.