Wednesday, May 21, 2008

They Were So Right When They Said Robots Would Take Over The World



If you are a frequent reader of Engadget, then you have already seen this. Still, it's kinda scary and pretty amazing. The video below is of a microbot pushing a little ball around. Not too big of a deal. We've seen those robot war shows do more than that. True, but take a look at the measurement again in the bottom left hand corner. Yes, that reads 500 micrometers as in half of a millimeter. Apparently that field the microbot is pushing the ball around is smaller than a grain of rice. So instead of a big ass robot walking around and killing all mankind, maybe it will a nanobot crawling into our brain and controlling us. I apologize for adding that creepy bit about the brain, but whose says it can't be done ten, fifteen, or twenty years from now?

4 comments:

Ben said...

3 words:

Michael Crichton's Prey

Jaime said...

Scientists are such show-offs.

Jiff Divingboard said...

I hadn't seen this. It is wonderful.

bobby said...

I wouldn't put it that far in the future.