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(Digital Trends)   MIT researchers design self-assembling 3D printed robot. Skynet seen taking notes   (m.digitaltrends.com) divider line 31
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2014-06-01 08:35:06 PM  
img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-01 08:35:24 PM  
Could we have Terminator meets iIiocracy ?
 
2014-06-01 09:55:23 PM  
Nice video that doesn't show the robot transforming, nerds.

farking MIT dorks. Can't even put together a decent video.
 
2014-06-01 11:10:49 PM  
i.imgur.com
Destroy Unicron! Kill the Grand Poobah! Eliminate even the toughest stains!
 
2014-06-01 11:42:03 PM  
It's sheet metal that bends during heating.  It isn't a robot.  It's a prop.
 
2014-06-01 11:44:18 PM  
Wow
Are we at peak 3D printer overhype, or what?
 
2014-06-02 12:02:05 AM  

Cpl.D: It's sheet metal that bends during heating.  It isn't a robot.  It's a prop.


Yeah, still probably significant from a materials standpoint but the "robot assembling" effect is just a stunt.
 
2014-06-02 12:55:30 AM  
Besides, metals that bend in one direction when heated isn't anything new.
 
2014-06-02 01:14:25 AM  
Still some room for 2-d:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/deep/visiting-europa-wi t h-a-fleet-of-flat-landers-16821567?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1457_6028905 7"
 
2014-06-02 01:16:13 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Nice video that doesn't show the robot transforming, nerds. farking MIT dorks. Can't even put together a decent video.

Um,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1ZKV9oPsoI   does show a strip of something programmed to curl up when heated.
img.fark.net
But they do seem fairly cheap and unprofessional. Their heating chamber looks just like a $15 Chinese toaster oven I bought. (the "oven pan" is identical), though much cleaner than mine is now. Maybe they should work on how to make baked bacon curl up into a coil that is still loose enough to cook up crispy.
 
2014-06-02 01:21:26 AM  

serial_crusher:


Thank you
 
2014-06-02 01:24:19 AM  

HairBolus: Maybe they should work on how to make baked bacon curl up into a coil that is still loose enough to cook up crispy.


www.canned-bacon.com

This stuff came pre-coiled up. Ahh the days of scouting before MREs became readily available
 
2014-06-02 02:47:53 AM  
They should do something with boobies.
 
2014-06-02 03:08:52 AM  
Sure. If by robot you mean origami.
 
2014-06-02 04:25:03 AM  
 
2014-06-02 04:28:59 AM  
grizzlybomb.com
 
2014-06-02 05:03:55 AM  
Simple Hegemonizing Swarm.  Localized grid fire will easily neutralize it.
 
2014-06-02 05:09:37 AM  
That's just a metal Shrinky Dink.
 
2014-06-02 06:09:29 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]


Phyrexia comes for us?
 
2014-06-02 06:38:54 AM  

Veloram: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]

Phyrexia comes for us?


Once they get inside, that's when the killing starts.
 
2014-06-02 06:41:10 AM  
So kill it with fire.

Or sunlight. PVC doesn't do well in sunlight.

/what a stupid "robot"
 
2014-06-02 06:54:34 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]


Ya know I've seen that movie a few times, that picture throws me off because of the poison needles. I thought they were just for movement under the surface like the spikes on the sides of graboids from Tremors, with the front saw blade doing all the damage and killing.


/kids with teddy bears in warzones are equal to rabbits living with tigers
 
2014-06-02 06:54:58 AM  

Cpl.D: Besides, metals that bend in one direction when heated isn't anything new.


Whoch song to go with?

Take a walk on the wild side
Or
Not on your life my Hindu friend
 
2014-06-02 07:29:09 AM  

Deadite: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]

Ya know I've seen that movie a few times, that picture throws me off because of the poison needles. I thought they were just for movement under the surface like the spikes on the sides of graboids from Tremors, with the front saw blade doing all the damage and killing.


/kids with teddy bears in warzones are equal to rabbits living with tigers



Yeah,  I don't remember anything about poison in the movie, and at any rate it is gilding the lily of disturbing mechanical death.
 
2014-06-02 07:50:12 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Deadite: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]

Ya know I've seen that movie a few times, that picture throws me off because of the poison needles. I thought they were just for movement under the surface like the spikes on the sides of graboids from Tremors, with the front saw blade doing all the damage and killing.


/kids with teddy bears in warzones are equal to rabbits living with tigers


Yeah,  I don't remember anything about poison in the movie, and at any rate it is gilding the lily of disturbing mechanical death.


Seriously, replicators from sg-1 and borg from star trek have nothing on those little bastards. Slow moving unstoppable death machines can't compare to fast bastards with sawzalls for dicks.
 
2014-06-02 08:37:45 AM  
I just saw a story about a microscope that folded up from a sheet of paper. These two ideas might go well together.

http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2014/03/10/stanford-bioengineer-develo ps -a-50-cent-paper-microscope/
 
2014-06-02 12:07:40 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]


What movie is that from?
 
2014-06-02 12:22:07 PM  
Because humanity needs Von Neuman machines.
 
2014-06-02 01:06:27 PM  
So they invented shrinky-dinks? 'Cause that's all I see here.
 
2014-06-02 02:38:29 PM  

LuRkeR25: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]

What movie is that from?


Screamers. Loosely based on "Second variety" by Phillip K. Dick (link goes to Project Gutenberg page if you want to read the story).

/" The claws were bad enough in the first place-nasty, crawling little death-robots. But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace-if it could!"

//That opening line always gives me chills.
 
2014-06-02 07:24:23 PM  

washington-babylon: LuRkeR25: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: [grizzlybomb.com image 600x357]

What movie is that from?

Screamers. Loosely based on "Second variety" by Phillip K. Dick (link goes to Project Gutenberg page if you want to read the story).

/" The claws were bad enough in the first place-nasty, crawling little death-robots. But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace-if it could!"

//That opening line always gives me chills.



Yep. Not a *good* movie, but it is unforgettable and the middle section is pretty great. If Tarkovsky had made an action-horror sci-fi flick I imagine it would be something like this. Also, it stars RoboCop.

/not a bad candidate for a remake, but would need a director who wouldn't make it too glossy
 
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