Science fiction? Science reality..
MIT’s robotics team never ceases to amaze. In this video they show how “modular robots” changing their geometry according to the assigned task.
What makes this so different is that most robots have one assignment and handle one task. For example a traditional robot can definitely perform a single task well but may not be able to perform well in a changed environment. With these modular robots they can adapt and change shape according to their environment.
For example the “bad terminator” in the T2 movie was modular. Jonh Romanishin from MIT explains more in the video.
Watch these cool cubes change shape in action on the video on page 2