Roomba Maker to Develop DARPA's ChemBot Morphing Robots

Last year DARPA began the search for a company that could develop robots capable of squeezing through small openings and returning to their original size, shape, and functionality on the other side. Like most of DARPA's projects, the idea was way-out there. However, it appears that iRobot (the guys behind practical… » 6/17/08 4:35pm 6/17/08 4:35pm

DARPA on the Hunt for Morphing Robots

Just when we thought the fight couldn't get any harder against our soon-to-be robotic overlords, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) decides to screw us over. They've issued a request for shape-shifting robots, bots that can "manoeuvre through openings smaller than their static structural dimensions."… » 4/04/07 9:23am 4/04/07 9:23am