It is one thing to build tiny robots but the work into building them is time consuming and extremely difficult because it all has to be done by hand and powerful microscopes. This means that being able to build large numbers of something like tiny bee-sized robots that can act as a colony can take a long time.
Robots are one thing but if you want to get really geeky you need to enter the world of microbotics as they are the foundation upon which the robots we are more familiar with are built on. Things like actuators, motors, or even batteries but until recently they seem to have hit a size ceiling however that may have changed if the work coming out of SRI International by Ron Pelrine is any indication.
While this probably won’t go down in the annals of history as the next great advancement in robotics the idea that software engineer Taylor Veltrop pieced together a remotely controlled robot avatar that he could then use to pet his cat is definitely on the cool side.
Here at Winextra we like things that are robotic, especially when they go around mimicking the members of the animal and insect kingdom that haunt our nightmares so when we saw this abductor of plushy toys we obviously had to share.
There’s nothing worse than being unemployed cutting edge technology. I mean it’s pretty bad when you and your fellow quadrotor robots have to line up at the unemployment office for oil stamps.
Every time I see posts like this the first thing I think of is that movie with Tom Selleck and the dude from KISS about little robots used to kill you.