(A starling murmation - thanks Google -but they might be robots in the future)
"A team of researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering has launched a new project to advance space-mining methods with swarms of autonomous drones. The project received $500,000 in NASA funding, and the university received the funding through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project Space Technology Artemis Research Initiative."
Unite.ai published this report on 11 September, 2021.
If you have read my novel "The Code. If your AI loses its mind, can it take meds?" then you will be famialr with the idea.
Great to see that someone is following the same idea - and getting funding for it!