December 1, 2010

Genetic Robots + 3D Printing = Robot Apocalypse?

by Thomas K. Carpenter in Robot Apocalypse0 Comments

Robots can now be made without a human designer using genetic algorithms that come up with the optimal shape depending on the task terrain.  The robot is then printed out with a 3D printer and assembled at ball and joint connections.  Such wondrous technology brings to mind a few thoughts:

Will Genetic Robots and 3D printing cause the robot apocalypse?  Only if your robot apocalypse requires a specific subset of actions to be initiated.


Oh how the robot overlords will cry out that their army just lacks someone to assemble them.


How long until this technology is taken over by the porn industry?


Terrain task = stairs?  I think this thing just reinvented the slinky.

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Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.

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