Scientists Create Self-Assembling Robots

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self-folding-robots[Video below.] A team of engineers at Harvard, the Wyss Institute and MIT has created a team of flat robots that can fold themselves up into shapes and begin walking around-all without human intervention.

The possibilities, as the engineers say, are endless: “Imagine a ream of dozens of robotic satellites sandwiched together so that they could be sent up to space and then assemble themselves remotely once they get there,” said Sam Felton, a Harvard doctoral student who worked on the project. “They could take images, collect data and more.”

The robots’ design is based on the way amino acids fold themselves into proteins. Read more at Computer World.

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  1. I don’t believe that these robots were designed by scientists. They are simply the result of billions of years of random mutations in basic metals that were strategically situated where Harvard is now.

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