March 31, 2009

Cornell Creates Self-Replicating Robots

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot that can self-replicate. A machine was made from cube-shaped modules that functioned independently and when combined, created an exact copy of itself. Each contained a microprocessor, a motor and electromagnets and was preprogrammed with building instructions. Fortunately for us all, the team claims that it can do little but reproduce at this point, but they foresee applications in the areas of nanotechnology and space exploration.

Via National Geographic

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 31, 2009 9:08 AM
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