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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.

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

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

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

(Via BoingBoing, iMaterialise, and GOLEM project)

About the Author Thomas K. Carpenter


Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time author with over 50 independently published books.  He has also sold numerous short stories to various publications including Ellory Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock, Galaxy's Edge and others.  He is most known for his multi-series universe The Hundred Halls which currently includes over 25 books.

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