Scientists want to use M-Blocks to build bridges and scaffolding

Terminator-style self-assembly robots unveiled by scientists

MIT scientists have created an army of robot cubes that can fly through the air and self-assemble.

While the cubes are currently controlled by computer instructions, the scientist believe that they will eventually become entirely autonomous and capable of adapting to different environments and come together, T-1000-style, to accomplish specific tasks.

The cubes, known as M-Blocks, use an internal flywheel, which can reach speeds of 20,000 revolutions per minutes. When the flywheel breaks, its angular momentum is transferred to the cube. With each M-Block equipped with specialised magnets, they can climb, leap and fly through the air to align in a variety of arrangements.

The MIT scientists ultimately want to create swarms of self-assembling robots to work on projects such as building temporary bridges or creating scaffolding.

Check out MIT’s impressive M-Block video below:

Surely it’s only a matter of time until they rise up and take over humanity…

Check Also

PPDS appoints AV sales specialist Christian Krela  

PPDS has appointed AV professional, Christian Krela, in the newly created position of Channel Manager. Based …