Modular Self-Configuring Robots

PARC researcher Mark Yim builds amazing modular robots that can self-reconfigure from a snake to a loop to a spider without stopping. Check out the videos–very Transformers-esque! For those in the San Francisco Bay Area, Yim is speaking on Monday in a public seminar at the Intel Research Berkeley lablet! Link Discuss (Thanks, Eric!) via [Boing Boing Blog]

Insanely cool. Be sure to check out the fence-climbing video and the one where it transforms from a snake to a loop to a spider.