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(Science Daily)   Scientists create ping pong ball-size swarming robots to create "a liquid that thinks". We are utterly and completely screwed   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 39
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2012-12-16 08:26:06 PM  
"Similar to the fictional "nanomorphs" depicted in the "Terminator" films, large swarms of intelligent robotic devices could be used for a range of tasks."
 
2012-12-16 09:24:43 PM  
Terminator reference? I wish for just once they'd go with Alex Mack
 
2012-12-16 09:31:54 PM  
They sound more like Borg nanoprobes than polymimetic alloy.

I'll show myself out.
 
2012-12-16 10:34:56 PM  

Mugato: They sound more like Borg nanoprobes than polymimetic alloy.

I'll show myself out.


I thought it was a mimetic poly-alloy.

Right behind you. ;)
 
2012-12-16 10:35:56 PM  
As long as we have well-trained Kegel Thais to blast them back into space, vaginally, I will sleep well.
 
2012-12-16 10:51:58 PM  

brap: As long as we have well-trained Kegel Thais to blast them back into space, vaginally, I will sleep well.


Oh my. The Patpong area of Bangkok will be one of the safest places on Earth in the upcoming war. That is an uncomfortable thought. o_O;;;
 
2012-12-16 11:04:36 PM  
Ping pong ball sized robots? Toss 'em on the tub and sic the cats on 'em. Done.
 
2012-12-16 11:07:14 PM  
More like a ball pit that has AI.
 
2012-12-16 11:12:10 PM  
Or in the tub. Whichever works best.
 
2012-12-16 11:21:11 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

Swarming robots you say?
 
2012-12-16 11:35:32 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-16 11:44:22 PM  
homepage.ntlworld.com 

Obscure?
 
2012-12-16 11:50:34 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: [homepage.ntlworld.com image 551x364] 

Obscure?



Phantasm obscure?
 
Now behave or I'll sic the Tall Man on you. 
 
2012-12-16 11:51:43 PM  
blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca
 
2012-12-16 11:57:23 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: [homepage.ntlworld.com image 551x364] 

Obscure?


I'm guessing it's a forking screwball.
 
2012-12-17 12:07:37 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

They didn't know what they were doing.
 
2012-12-17 12:14:35 AM  
this is technically a repeat

some guy had already developed overhead interlinks using little helicopters
 
2012-12-17 12:27:15 AM  
Colorado is quickly becoming on of the go-to physics grad programs. You already can't beat therm for condensed matter physics. I know people who've chosen Colorado over Stanford and Princeton.
 
2012-12-17 12:32:19 AM  
What swarming robots may look like:

www.pleasantmorningbuzz.com
 
2012-12-17 12:36:08 AM  
Damn it, this was going to be a major plot device for a sci-fi series I wanted to write. Now I'm an unoriginal hack.
 
2012-12-17 12:42:23 AM  

FizixJunkee: Colorado is quickly becoming on of the go-to physics grad programs. You already can't beat therm for condensed matter physics. I know people who've chosen Colorado over Stanford and Princeton.


Now that is interesting.
 
2012-12-17 12:43:05 AM  
Video!
 
2012-12-17 12:44:44 AM  
"No! No! I said 'NAME' your creator! What has science do-AAAAaagh!"
 
2012-12-17 12:49:01 AM  

mamoru: Mugato: They sound more like Borg nanoprobes than polymimetic alloy.

I'll show myself out.

I thought it was a mimetic poly-alloy.

Right behind you. ;)


meh don't care either way

hey can i join your collective?
 
2012-12-17 12:58:15 AM  
here's a video of the project:

Swarm Robotics at CU-Boulder

at this time, they have "about 10 working droplets"

10 ping pong balls does not a 'swarm' make. 

is it so hard for subby to link to the root article?
 
2012-12-17 01:02:40 AM  
images3.cinema.de
 
2012-12-17 01:04:19 AM  
images.sciencedaily.com

This unit has a bad motivator, look.
 
2012-12-17 01:07:07 AM  
Can they open the pod bay doors? Dave and I were just wondering.
 
2012-12-17 01:57:42 AM  
primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk
Listen here you nanobotic pong-balls, you've been very very naughty.
 
2012-12-17 03:44:34 AM  

serial_crusher: Terminator reference? I wish for just once they'd go with Alex Mack


I'm pretty sure there's more potential pop-culture references for this than just Terminator and Alex Mack. There have to be. Come on; let's get a little more creative.
 
2012-12-17 06:44:27 AM  
It creeps and leaps
And glides and slides
Across the floor
Right through the door
And all around the wall
A splotch, a blotch
Be careful of The Blob

/ CO2!!
 
2012-12-17 07:33:25 AM  

dennysgod: [farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x256]

Swarming robots you say?


I thought that was dumb until I realized that it was never the point of the Machines to solidly win. They needed to thin their own ranks in anticipation of the Matrix possibly crashing, and having a swarm of tens of thousands of small machines attack by forming a single, easily-targeted mass was one of them.
 
2012-12-17 07:36:11 AM  
052190255.home.comcast.net
 
2012-12-17 10:07:10 AM  
Great. A liquid that thinks. Just great.

madmikesamerica.com
 
2012-12-17 10:28:06 AM  
Headline made my balls giggle.
 
2012-12-17 04:54:06 PM  

Apos: What swarming robots may look like:

[www.pleasantmorningbuzz.com image 200x150]


Those things were my favorite recurring villans on the show.
 
2012-12-17 05:31:42 PM  
A liquid that thinks, you say?

cps-static.rovicorp.com
 
2012-12-18 08:49:08 AM  
So.. the guy plays a lot of Halo?

FTA: "Every living organism is made from a swarm of collaborating cells," he said. "Perhaps some day, our swarms will colonize space where they will assemble habitats and lush gardens for future space explorers."

Flood = terraforming parasitic monster with a hive brain that can even communicate across space... lots of swarming tentacled little softballs until they attach to a host, or combine into larger forms.

Flood = water
 
2012-12-18 01:10:00 PM  
> liquid that thinks
> screwed
> the liquid only thinks about sex
> the liquid is male
 
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