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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are building swarms of tiny robots that have a built-in intelligence, allowing them to build structures, vehicles, or even larger versions of themselves.

The subunit of the robot, which is being developed at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, is called a voxel and is capable of carrying power and data.

"When we’re building these structures, you have to build in intelligence," MIT Professor and CBA Director Neil Gershenfeld said in a statement. "What emerged was the idea of structural electronics — of making voxels that transmit power and data as well as force."

The voxels make up both the robot itself as well as the components of the thing being built, allowing them to work together on larger structures.

"It could build a structure, or it could build another robot of the same size, or it could build a bigger robot," CBA doctoral student Amira Abdel-Rahman said in a statement.

While the research is promising, it will likely be years before we see self-replicating robot swarms, according to Gershenfeld.

The researchers, who published a paper laying out their findings in Nature, are working with the aviation industry, car companies, and NASA on the new technology.


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Let me know when they have microscopic bots that can enter your bloodstream and eat away cancer and tumors.

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and let the government track you?

(that is the inevitable conclusion)


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Aren’t they already doing that?

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This'll make the gain of function guys look like pikers


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Nothing good will come from this. Weaponize and use it for evil

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Yeah, unfortunately, it seems pretty inevitable that we face one nightmare future or another. Science and technology make it inevitable, because each advanced nation feels they must develop whatever is possible to develop (despite the likelihood of it being bad for our species down the line), because if they don't they will fall behind in relation to other nations, and be dominated by them. It's a catch 22 type of situation. Science and technology is a genie that you cannot put back in the bottle, even when knowing that it must lead to a nightmare future for humanity.


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if we have self driving cars, we can't be far off from self flying weaponized drones that have AI to determine threats. I suspect we are already there.


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Originally Posted by Esox357
Nothing good will come from this. Weaponize and use it for evil
That's been the rule. All technology is first weaponized, and then commercialized. There is a near-endless list of examples.


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I wonder if those guys ever watched Star Gate.


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Originally Posted by Esox357
Nothing good will come from this. Weaponize and use it for evil


Just described our govt.


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just review Musk's latest statement about the dangers of A.I.


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Relax, they will be perfectly safe!

They will have a prime directive of not hurting any human other than MAGA Republicans.


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Originally Posted by Esox357
Nothing good will come from this. Weaponize and use it for evil





Anybody trust our government to do anything but this?


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Originally Posted by MPat70
Relax, they will be perfectly safe!

They will have a prime directive of not hurting any human other than MAGA Republicans.
LOL. Exactly.


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Let's not forget about human cloning.
Bunch of nations didn't sign into that treaty banning it.
Buckethead central supposedly opposed to human cloning also.
Uh huh......
Just like C19 wasn't engineered by them coksukka,s

Our very own " trustworthy" govt has a huge "DNA dog tag" repository since the early 90,s....

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Sounds like a great idea with no downsides. I mean seriously what can go wrong with self-replicating robots with artificial intelligence?

Gonna need something to fight the facial recognition of suicide drone swarms…


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Watch out for IT. Not chitting on the guys that just make chit work but the overseers that want ALL your details/data and not for your welfare or health or anything else but the advancement of their own power.

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