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A new concept of a solar cell powering with integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) for SWARM (Small World Autonomous Robots for Micro-manipulation) is proposed. The main idea is to use a projector to transfer energy and to provide global positioning information to the robots that are equipped with photodiodes on their top. The authors project a white image showed a scavenged power of 100 to 200 watts normally tungsten bulbs commercially available in market. Based on the global positioning system, the projector sends regularly a sequence 17 images and the robots decodes them using two photodiodes in order to calculate its own position and orientation inside a defined arena.