Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

You know that part in the horror movie where somebody does something that more or less gives the monster a perfect opportunity to eat or dismember you?  Skinny dipping alone at midnight.  Making out in a graveyard.  Playing hide and seek in an old abandoned warehouse.  You get the idea.

I feel like I'm watching that part of the movie as robotics scientists at the University of Pennsylvania develop swarming helicopter robots.  I mean what could go wrong with swarms of formation flying nano robots, right?  Oh wait, I have an idea.  Lets make them self replicating and give them a desire for self preservation at all costs.

Its almost as creepy as that chainsaw powered robot dog.

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