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…