MIT: Terminator' self-assembling cube robots discovered

Cube-shaped robots that can flick, skip and assemble themselves into different shapes have been unveiled by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The small robots, known as M-Blocks, have no exterior parts but can move with an internal flywheel instrument.
The scientists envisage miniaturized swarmbot versions self-assembling like the liquid steel androids and different scales in the Terminator movies. More practically, the researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), believe armies of such cubes could be used for making momentary repairs to bridges or buildings, or as self-assembly, re-configurable scaffolding.

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