Micro-robots working together can move cars.

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  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    You've got a weird obsession with robots.
     
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    Don't talk about my parents like that :D Beep, beep, beep...
     
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    Pretty cool. Three and a half ounces towing 3900 pounds? I wonder how much energy they consume per unit length traveled. Imagine solarizing their power supply and throwing a couple pounds of them into a space capsule to cover unanticipated tasks when the capsule lands somewhere and needs some horsepower equivalents. As long as it didn't have to be done really fast, those things would be ideal for hauling stuff around on demand. I would like some to move my heavy furniture away from the walls once in awhile for housecleaning!
     
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    Larger versions of these are already being used for bomb disposal and car repossession. Four little robots go out, one for each tire, and by working together they can pick up and move a car in any direction.
     
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    I'd like to see some really fast ones that the cops could use to pick a car up when they do a chase:cool:
     
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    Only question I have is what makes this PRSI material?

    BL.
     
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    Social issues. Robots changing they way we live.
     
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    Miniature robot bugs pulling a car is changing the way we live?

    Dude, you need to get outside more.

    This belongs more as a Current Event than something that is a major social issue.

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    Robots will eventually be so miniaturized that they will perform surgery from inside our bodies. I think that is fascinating.
     
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    totally cool
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    I still tear up a bit when Tadashi's brother dies.

    BL.
     
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    Heh, the biggest challenge when wrapping up a surgery used to be making sure the sponge count was correct before sewing the patient up. Now it will be making sure all the robo-surgeons were extracted before suturing robots take over and finish the procedure.
     
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    Eventually, they'll be disposable and the body will absorb them.
     
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    In that case I feel bad for them. All that work and no reward. We better hope they are not capable of imagining some other outcome, and :eek: implementing it.
     
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    Too bad he's dead, because that's a perfect Michael Crichton plot.
     
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    Hmmm and I have to say I'd probably much rather read about such an event in some dystopian novel of the future than as an account of an actual discovery in Houston or NYC. But that won't keep me from looking forward to the upside of these little critters in our lives.
     

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