DailyDirt: Buggy Robots

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Bugs might be creepy and annoying, but they sure can do cool things, like hanging off walls and ceilings, jumping incredible distances, and flying at highway speeds. It's no wonder people have been trying to build robots inspired by bug behavior. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 30th, 2013 @ 6:19pm

    cockroach robots!

    my nightmares come to life. yay. this is why we can't have nice things.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 30th, 2013 @ 6:40pm

    joy

    tiny spy robots that are quick to make and literally everywhere.

     

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    Bob Pendleton, May 30th, 2013 @ 10:49pm

    Hmm...

    Consider this

    A myriad microrobots ...

    First communicate ...

    Then coordinate ...

    A distributed network of sentient beings ...

    Then control?

    If so, will the Three Laws of Robotics prevail?

     

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