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Robots self-assemble, leap, climb & SWARM


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

New Terminator-style 'bots can self-assemble, leap, climb and SWARM

Creepy, limbless – MIT roboticists flywheel paves way for tiny, cube-shaped overlords

Despite their lack of limbs, the M-Blocks can climb over and around each other, jump into the air, roll around and even move when hanging upside down - all thanks to an inner flywheel.

The flywheel can reach speeds of 20,000rpm and when the robot cube puts the brakes on, it gives itself angular momentum. Added to this are magnets on the edges and faces of the bots that allow them to attract to each other.

http://www.theregist...ube_robots_mit/



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:16 AM

So, a hive mind....one that runs 30 miles per hour.....we're all dead already I guess.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

View PostSkepticalB, on 09 October 2013 - 07:16 AM, said:

So, a hive mind....one that runs 30 miles per hour.....we're all dead already I guess.

haha.. just give it time...

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