Self-Assembling Robots: Is This the Future?
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  • Joe Eagar

    I believe in the future of robotics as much as anyone (all the pieces are there, research-wise, for some seriously cool stuff).

    That being said, this doesn’t strike me as a serious research project. It may benefit future research. . .or it may not. Robotics research (especially in the West) tends to suffer from a lack of focus (manufacturing robotics being an exception).

    We should start seeing results soon, though. Like I said, all the pieces are there, it’s just that the scholars aren’t disciplined enough to put them together in something with a practical application.

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