New robots feed on animals, change shape

From the New Scientist:

Self-sustaining killer robot creates a stink
Robot uses feces to attract, trap, and digest flies. Runs on electricity created by fliesè digestion.

Code created for shape-shifting robots
Robot can break apart to cross obstacles.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.


The fools! Don’t they know this is exactly how SkyNet got started??

The shape changer has distinct possibilities. Each module fitted with a tiny clipper would make short work of the lawn, yet the assembled bot would be tall enough to produce the most accurately trimmed hedges on the block.

The feeding bot needs antivirus protection. Infected with monkey.w32 it flings the feces at the wall, and runs out of electricity. :stuck_out_tongue: