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Date: 04/29/08 09:30 AM

34 Responses to Self-Assembling Modular Robot

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:34 am
    Link: Self-Assembling Modular Robot - We are only years away from robots taking over the world people!
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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 9:40 am
    "the system stands up and continues its task."
    And this task is to fall over and break again? cus thats what it did.
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    Tekno Female 30-39
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:41 am
    Oh wow.
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    luckyaxolotl Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:43 am
    fairly impressive, although the self reassembly did need a bit of help from the engineer`s boot.

    I`m sorry to lower the tone, but when it stood up at the end it looked eerily like an erect penis. Then it fell over.

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    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:46 am
    ...quik b4 they take over the world
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    PC-Player Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:47 am
    Not sure what you`re referring to, kucjyaxlotl. The kick in the second half of video was to show the robot`s ability to adapt to outside disturbance. It wasn`t "help."
    Interesting video with a funny end.
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    jadoig Male 30-39
    434 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Aww it`s the little robot that could!! Go little guy go!!

    I love how they laugh at it at the end.

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    dannymet Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:50 am
    lol it owned itself :D
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    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:03 am
    Brilliant! Can`t imagine the amount of work that must have gone into that. I hope this work gets recognised!
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    Focusfired Male 18-29
    84 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 10:04 am
    well, if falling over after reassembly is the future of replicator/terminators, i think we`ll be safe.
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    YamiGigaPhil Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:05 am
    How slow? They won`t be taking over the world at the rate they move.

    BORING. D:

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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
    427 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 10:21 am
    "Once the clusters see each other, they put begin to dock."



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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:22 am
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    Xenophonix Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:29 am
    Oh my god! It`s rolling this way! ... really slowly... Methinks only small snails are in danger as yet.
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    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 10:41 am
    Lol at the end when it falls over and breaks itself :D
  16. Profile photo of Pyrophyte
    Pyrophyte Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:42 am
    lol reminds me of the scene from `The Iron Giant` animated movie where the robot pulls itself together after being blown up rofl
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    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:43 am
    Very nice ;p, lol to continue its task... thwump
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    HankMagoo Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:35 pm
    Another useless toy made by some dork who thinks it proves that hard AI is possible. Yeah, uh, that thing is like five minutes away from taking over the world. (Rolls the drat out of my drating eyes.)
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    donmafia004 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    This robot would be perfect for Christian rock band dance floors.

    Now there`s a scary thought...Christian robots taking over the world...Well. I mean...LITERAL robots.

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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 1:04 pm
    the chair that put itself back together worked a little more quickly.
  21. Profile photo of Tankity
    Tankity Male 30-39
    358 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    Anyone here watch Stargate?


  22. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    haha...he kicked it down!!! then all of the little catipillers inched towards the others!!! aaah!!! its so cute!!! i want little baby catipillers with huge blocks on top of their heads!!! SO CUTE!!!!!!
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    Focusfired Male 18-29
    84 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    so i just wikipedia`d drat....and it has no page o.O
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm
    Wow... that was so unimpressive. I`ve seen i-robot. That movie was awesome.
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    hurtler16 Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm what is it for?
  26. Profile photo of sepia-tenshi
    sepia-tenshi Female 18-29
    353 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    uh, think im really going to be afraid of this feeble little thing?
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    Realbman Male 13-17
    342 posts
    April 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm
    Maybe it will hunt down paralized mute people, thats about all I can see it hurting for now :P
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    Zoto Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:57 pm
    oh, such humble beginnings. you guys remember guy by the name of charles babbage, right?
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    pandapo0h Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    that was too long.
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    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 6:04 am
    lol aw it busted its butt
  31. Profile photo of X196
    X196 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 11:54 am
    better than that horrible chair one. i hated that thing...

    tankity`s right.

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    Kairobi Male 13-17
    134 posts
    April 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    I can`t believe no one`s said this yet.

    I doubt those separate `modules are indestructible. Until they can make those modules micro-sized, have no fear...


  33. Profile photo of FranWins
    FranWins Female 18-29
    127 posts
    May 1, 2008 at 7:24 am
    Pretty cool -- hilarious that it fell over at the end.
  34. Profile photo of andypandy532
    andypandy532 Male 13-17
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    March 15, 2009 at 3:36 am
    should of ended the film 10 seconds sooner if they wanted to be taken seriously :-)

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