GM OnStar Ant Vehicle Uses Nanobots, Artificial Muscles

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The GM OnStar Ant vehicle uses a Nanorb wheel system, "independent robots that can arrange themselves in any configuration" along with artificial muscles called "electro-active polymer actuators" to change the position of its body panels. It's probably made of adamantium too and it can transform itself faster than you can say "Optimus Prime" into any kind of vehicle, a shelter and, I bet, even in a killer ninja robot if programmed correctly. Fortunately for humans, is just a concept for the Robocar 2057 Design Challenge. [GM OnStar Ant]

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At least there's enough surface area for instructions in 17 languages, various pictograms and of course some sort of legal mumbo jumbo.

In this nutty day and age the thing will be intelligent, will be deployed improperly (despite it's protests) and as part of the settlement with GM they'll all be recalled and sentenced to living on an island or something.

You can use that if you want, I'm just riffing.