Morphing Robotic Materials... Alien Tech? Either way, Terminator seems more and more plausible.

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posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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At the moment the tiny robot - a sheet just half a millimetre thick, scarcely thicker than a piece of paper - only folds itself into a boat, like a child's toy, or a "paper glider" plane shape. But it is anticipated that in future it will be used to create full-sized cars and aircraft that morph as they move, or robots that can "flow" like mercury into small openings, or multipurpose military uniforms that can adapt to different environments.

Researchers at the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) launched the project in 2007 in conjunction with Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is a small sheet of stiff tiles and "joints" of elastomer, “studded with thin foil actuators and flexible electronics. The demonstration material contains 25 total actuators, divided into five groupings. A shape is produced by triggering the proper actuator groups in sequence,” according to a statement by Robert Wood, the head of the Harvard research team.


Telegraph
Holy Crap! This is pretty freaky stuff. What's even freakier is to think that 100 years ago the "horseless wagon" was ground breaking.

Here is a link directly the demo video:
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Alien tech maybe?




posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 12:02 PM
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Thats it...we are screwed. Technology will destroy us in the long run.

Does this not worry any of you? for christ sake.....the future is looking bleak. This will lead to nanobot and nanotechnology which will destroy and reshape society as we know it.

Please for the love of god people....when is enough,enough!! Where is your line in the sand? our intelligence will be our downfall.

Im thinking about going off the grid of society keeps going down the path of the borg.

"Resistance is futile...you will be assimilated".

Sorry borg people...i would rather take a bullet to the brain then lose my humanity.

This is why im starting to hate scientists and technology....because its never enough. CURIOUSITY KILLED THE HUMAN!



[edit on 30-6-2010 by proudcaptalist]





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