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(TreeHugger)   Having solved all the world's other problems, Harvard students are now building robotic cockroaches   (treehugger.com) divider line 15
    More: Stupid, cockroaches, Harvard, motive powers, Microbotics, MEMS, autonomous robot, fabrication process, biomimetics  
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2013-06-18 02:52:11 AM  
This could be good for exterminators: tiny cockroach Terminators.
 
2013-06-18 02:56:14 AM  
Apparently, submitter thinks that at any given time, all scientists are working on cancer or something.
 
2013-06-18 06:45:00 AM  

hardinparamedic: Apparently, submitter thinks that at any given time, all scientists are working on cancer or something.


My first thought was that it sounds kind of cool as it's for academic purposes.

My second thought:
www.webomatica.com
 
2013-06-18 06:54:07 AM  
What if you could remote-control cockroaches so they crawl into your body and eat your cancer from inside out? Ever thought of that, subby?
 
2013-06-18 07:23:55 AM  
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2013-06-18 07:26:11 AM  
Subby is a mid-level manager in Acme Co. Hates innovation just because.
 
2013-06-18 08:25:31 AM  

buntz: [t3.gstatic.com image 192x160][media.tumblr.com image 320x180]


Came for this, leaving happy.
 
2013-06-18 08:46:48 AM  
1) They're students.  They're supposed to be learning, not curing cancer or ending war or whatnot.
2) What in the world is stupid about building tiny, simple robots?
 
2013-06-18 09:42:21 AM  
Didn't anyone see the X Files episode about this?  Obviously subby did NOT....otherwise it would've been the Scary tag rather than the Stupid.

Halfway through the ep they had a roach crawl across the TV screen.
 
2013-06-18 10:19:12 AM  
Tethered...
 
2013-06-18 10:37:02 AM  

ristst: Didn't anyone see the X Files episode about this?  Obviously subby did NOT....otherwise it would've been the Scary tag rather than the Stupid.

Halfway through the ep they had a roach crawl across the TV screen.


War of the Coprophages. One of my favs. The idea of sending a bunch of small, light, cheap incest size robots to explore every nook and cranny of alien worlds makes great economic and scientific sense.
 
2013-06-18 11:09:35 AM  

dennysgod: cheap incest size robots


Sounds like the latest anime craze....!
 
2013-06-18 11:28:01 AM  

dennysgod: ristst: Didn't anyone see the X Files episode about this?  Obviously subby did NOT....otherwise it would've been the Scary tag rather than the Stupid.

Halfway through the ep they had a roach crawl across the TV screen.

War of the Coprophages. One of my favs. The idea of sending a bunch of small, light, cheap incest size robots to explore every nook and cranny of alien worlds makes great economic and scientific sense.


The very idea of it give me a coprophagic expression.
 
2013-06-18 02:44:26 PM  

ristst: Didn't anyone see the X Files episode about this?


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2013-06-18 08:40:35 PM  
Whoah, I'd buy one if it came in a kit designed for short attention spans. 20 years ago I tried to build small robots using "memory wire" (nitinol) which was popular at the time. It required too much power and required DIY crimping to get it to connect to the circuitry. I thought it was going to be easy but coming up with the right lengths and getting the stupid wires (which can only contract under power) to pull the other wire back while supplying useful mechanical output was almost impossible.

I guess that's why memory wire is as dead as disco now.

Yes I want a RC cockroach. Hilarious.
 
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