11 May 2005

Mr. and Ms. Robot

Yay: someone's created a self-replicating robot. And yet, I can't help but feel a little let down. The robots replicate by assembling a collection of four or five pre-built pieces of themselves. And those pieces are merely cubes that lock on to each other with magnets. Is this truly the first of its kind?

I guess robots that assemble themselves from more atomic components, or ones that must search for those components, will eventually be designed from this initial research.

It was pretty neat watching the movie, though! It was like my old Legos were building themselves.

[ posted by sstrader on 11 May 2005 at 11:45:16 PM in Science & Technology ]