Researchers have recently succeeded in controlling groups of cockroaches with insect-like robots known as "insbots." The insbots are mobile cubic robots around the size of a thumbnail, and they use infrared and light sensors to guide their way. Before they enter the presence of cockroaches, they are coated with roach pheromones to ease their transition into the group. In testing, the roaches interacted with the insbots and eventually followed the insbots' movements, even if the movements were contrary to the group's common behavior. It's obvious that the researchers are planning to use this technology to create an off-broadway production of 1996's Joe's Apartment. Although, training roaches to sing and dance won't be as hard as convincing Jerry O'Connell to star; I know for a fact that he's a busy man.
See the guy in the picture? He calls that lovedoll his wife. Don't be that guy.
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Jerks at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robotic snake that can wrap itself around objects when thrown at them. Cool, here -- grab a hold of this volcano.
The idea is to create a robot capable of slithering into tight spaces, perhaps for scouting or search-and-r... / Continue →
Because building our future killers is all the rage right now, this is a video of a quadrocopter fitted with a 3-D printed claw modeled after an eagle's so it can grab things in flight. You know, things like YOUR HEAD. Then drop you from really high up. Like my high school p... / Continue →