Images: How to clone a robot

Images: How to clone a robot

Summary: Scientists at Cornell University have created small robots that can build copies of themselves.

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • This sequence of photos, taken from a video, shows the process of self-replication. The robot removes one section of itself which becomes the base for the new robot. The remaining three cubes then pick up additional cubes from feeding stations to build the new robot.

  • This cutaway drawing shows the robots' motor mechanism.

  • This column of cubes is held together by magnets and is able to bend and twist to pick up and set down individual cubes.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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