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rickgrimes
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MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife

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The device doesn’t look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range possibilities it represents, are quite remarkable.

The little device is called a milli-motein — a name melding its millimeter-sized components and a motorized design inspired by proteins, which naturally fold themselves into incredibly complex shapes. This minuscule robot may be a harbinger of future devices that could fold themselves up into almost any shape imaginable.

Nerd fap!


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Looks legit.



rickgrimes
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
You didn't even watch the video. Go watch the video first. It is pretty cool.


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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
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You didn't even watch the video

Truth.



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Ender1314
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
More than meets the eye.


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I Ham That I Ham
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
pretty cool. I see an application in caterpillar style toys.


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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
Pretty cool video actually.


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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
Drown a Swiss Army knife and the robot, together.

Now try to slit your wrists with either one and report back on their viabilities.

My point is that sometimes the wheel can't be reinvented.


fightin tigers
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
Made the same thing out of Legos in 1998. The world wasn't ready for it.


I Ham That I Ham
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife


I made a kickarse Lego fighter jet. was my pride and joy


fightin tigers
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
18-wheelers and powerboats.


Also, following my Ascension Parish roots, I could build some kick-ass low riders.


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PurpleGoldTiger
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
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Drown a Swiss Army knife and the robot, together.

Now try to slit your wrists with either one and report back on their viabilities.

My point is that sometimes the wheel can't be reinvented.

Care to explain any of this?

And I had no idea how small that thing is. Really tiny new motor technology. Pretty awesome if they can eventually expand on this and have it developed enough to make longer chains.


I Ham That I Ham
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
In all honesty, my earbuds already do this on their own without the use of motors. Not too impressed
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OneMoreTime
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re: MIT develops robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
That tiny motor is awesome.


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Jim Rockford
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I, for one, welcome our new bottle-opener overlords.


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lnomm34
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Legit. The future is going to be badass.


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