Creepy Crawly Bot Bugs

Wearable Robots - ROVABLES

Wearable Robots – ROVABLES

by Douglas Black  October 24, 2016

In what is yet another way to creep us into a future of submission to mechanical overlords, Researchers from MIT and Stanford University introduced these crawly-bots at the User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.  These centimeter sized Rovables roam all over their human vehicles, dare I say it, like bugs, by pinching and clamping at clothing with their tiny wheels while doing God-knows-what.

https://youtu.be/5C4njOzxHOQ

According to the creators at MIT, each Rovable contains a battery, microcontroller, and a wireless communications module that lets it track the movements and locations of its fellow little robots.

 

Bot Bug

Why, you ask?   Suggested applications for it include interactive clothing/jewellery, tactile feedback systems, and changeable modular displays such as name tags.

Researchers have recently been working on small flying insect-like bots that can deliver micro payloads or perform surveillance.

The coming Robopacolypse, indeed.

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DouglasBlack stylized w beard Douglas Black is a photographer, historian and writer of speculative fiction from a room high above the street in Chicago.

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One thought on “Creepy Crawly Bot Bugs

  1. Reminds me of the bed bugs I had a few years ago but few people could help.  So many of my friends thought that I was crazy but instead I learned  a lot and I  used boric acid to protect my belongings.  Hope others are protected.

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