Seen above is a very scary quadruped in the making. Ominous, to say the least.
Anyway, long story short a lab at the U of Pennsylvania are testing modular robotics. It’s a new branch of general robotics and aims to allow average robots some procreative powers. By ‘procreative’ is meant the ability to create offspring—out of foam.
That’s right. At its present state FoamBot is a pretty crude invention that’s basically a box of insulation foam on a wheeled chassis. What makes it special is its programming. FoamBot is capale of ‘building’ other robots ut of foam. Sicne they’re amd eof foam, the scientist testing them think they’re more modular.
At the moment, however, FoamBot and its kids all look ugly, just globs of foam incapable of complex tasks. Oh well, the program is still in its infancy.
Excellent, there’s video evidence.