Robo-geddon? 6 microrobots move a car 18,000 times their weight

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Robo-geddon? 6 microrobots move a car 18,000 times their weight

Post by Ria on Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:12 pm

Robo-geddon? 6 microrobots move a car 18,000 times their weight (VIDEO)
We don’t want to alarm you, but researchers appear to have come a step closer to helping robots one day take over the world.


Inspired by insects and lizards, researchers at Stanford University, California have designed a tiny robot capable of shifting weights many times its size, either working solo in in groups.

The “microTug” robots use a special adhesive inspired by gecko toes to move objects over 2,000 times their weight. If this level of power was ever used against mankind, we might be in deep trouble.

When the robots team up, their strength is significantly multiplied. Despite six robots weighing 3.5 ounces (100g) in total, linked together they can pull a car weighing 3,900lb (1,800kg).

For perspective, that’s the equivalent of six humans managing to move the Eiffel Tower and three Statues of Liberty, Stanford University graduate researcher David Christensen told the New York Times.

https://www.rt.com/usa/335528-robots-move-car-microbots/
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Post by Monk on Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:21 am

I don't know what creeps me out more; the tiny organic crawlies or the tiny inorganic ones!!!

...guess its just a tiny crawly thing lol

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