April 9, 2009

"We have developed a magnetically levitated micro-robot."

"We are the first in the world to make such a floating robot equipped with micro-grippers. It can enter virtually any space and can be operated in a sealed enclosure by a person outside, which makes it useful for handling bio-hazardous materials or working in vacuum chambers and clean rooms."

And what else? Really. I'm afraid. What else?

8 comments:

Bissage said...

This comes as terrible news.

Never before did I fear my telekinetic powers would become redundant.

Big Mike said...

Professor, you ask and what else? Didn't you ever see Terminator?

rhhardin said...

Can it bend spoons, is the question.

zedzded said...

Wait for Cedarford's response - he will tell you how and why the spoons were really bent.

BJK said...

I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.

Paul Brinkley said...

Such an insidious device could sneak its way to Europe and poke DTL in his 2-pack!

EDH said...

For some, the gerbil has been replaced.

davis,br said...

Uh ...this article is talking about Canadian researchers, don'cha know.

Which means this is more likely the result of a Molson Moment, then foretaste of a Dan Simmons trilogy.