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self-assembling robots

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'Terminator'-style cube robots swarm and self-assemble

Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.

By October 4, 2013

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Tomorrow Daily 036: Augmented reality social media, a cooperative robot swarm, and more

After three years of testing, Harvard University showed off a swarm of 1024 Kilobots that can self-assemble into various shapes this week. They're still small, but maybe someday, the technology can be used for mightier things (that hopefully don't involve destroying humanity).

By August 14, 2014

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Self-folding origami robot gets up and walks

When it is connected to a power source, this flat robot folds itself into a 3D shape and starts walking.

By August 7, 2014

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Flying robots self-assemble into midair swarm

The Distributed Flight Array is a Swiss-built group of single-propeller robots that can autonomously dock with each other and hover above the ground. Is it the precursor to a flying robot swarm?

By June 9, 2010

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Crave Ep. 118: Memory foam chair expands when hot

This week, we sit in a chair that expands when things get hot and take a ride in a solar-powered scooter -- wearing a Predator Helmet, of course.

By April 26, 2013

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Liquidmetal and Apple's path to becoming Skynet

Rumors that Apple will use an alloy with sci-fi characteristics in the next iPhone are like an energy drink for a paranoid imagination.

By April 20, 2012

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Crave 78: Everything old is new again (podcast)

Often, the best stuff is really just a fresh spin on an old idea. This episode of Crave has plenty of them.

By February 28, 2012

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What we craved this week: E3, Palm's Pre plans, and cheap laptops

This week was a fun one, no matter what kind of geek you are.

By June 5, 2009