By David Ponce
This is so very, very old. Like May, 2005 old. But it’s the first time I’ve seen a video, and there’s bound to be some of you who haven’t seen it either. Researchers at Cornell University have developed a robot that can self-replicate. That is, it’s able to make copies of itself by using building blocks that it finds in its environment.
Admittedly, this is only a proof of concept, as the robot doesn’t really do anything. But watching that video sure is impressive.
Try to look at this as a building block, some small step on the way to something bigger, and hopefully not too scary.