Mighty Morphin' 20-Brained Robot

Our friends across the pond of the Pacific have unveiled M-TRAN, a machine destined to run humanity asunder. Humans, unwittingly praising their latest self-destructive achievement wrote:

The robot, made of 20 independent modules that each have their own "brain", can lose any of its body parts without breaking down.

The modules of M-TRAN, which was developed by the Intelligent Systems Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan, consist of two blocks connected by a flexing joint, powered by electric motors. Four processors in the two blocks enable each module to operate independently, and hooks allow them to latch onto each other. These hooks also relay signals, so that modules can coordinate to change the robot's overall shape.

First it will say "hello world." Then it will assume a human form. Then we will all perish.

Just wait until these redundant modules get some armour plating. It will be an unstoppable battle-hydra lusting for human blood! Watch the metallic beast in action.

1 comment:

Screaming Harry Armadillo said...

Keep in mind that this little guy is just a prototype. Miniturize this down to nanoscale and we're a baby step away from T-1000