10 July 2011

Zoobotics ~ Economist on Animal-Like Robots!

The Economist spots Zoobotics, a new crop of animal-like robots...
"Robots of the future might end up resembling medieval monsters, with shrews’ heads, octopuses’ arms and lampreys’ bodies. More likely, though, is that specialist machines will be designed to collaborate, with reconnaissance airbots feeding information to groups of groundbots or seabots that are designed to perform different tasks -- a robotic ecosystem, you might say."

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