December 7, 2012

Humanity’s First Transformer In Reality?

You can only wait so long until humanities interpretation of a Transformer comes to fruition. That fruition has begun!

They’ve done it. Amidst the confusion and the tarnishing of modern robot technology with the misguided attempts to replicate the final scene from The Matrix Revolutions. That replication has seen the demise of tens of millions of Hollywood Bucks and the disintegration of dozens of Sci-Fi faithful families who once dreamed of George Lucas recreating a “True” sequel series to the original 70’s blockbuster fest.

A “True” sequel, not the prequel story of how Darth Vader came to be. Who’s idea was it to spend six years and over 900 million dollars contributing to a trilogy that would fail that hard?

That group of individuals is headed primarily by the overachieving, lack of deodorant wearing scallywags. These guys are the culmination of what we come to expect in science fiction theory-trying to replicate a model of the first light saber, theorizing the science of time travel WITHOUT using Back to the Future as a reference.

Why do these guys aspire for success in an area of life that we very clearly cannot achieve? Will we ever differentiate from our 40,000 Warhammer board games and WoW subscriptions? The eventuality of an anomaly that can inspire generations of  nerds and geek enthusiasts to actually get out and date? The coming of age? Hell freezing over?

It’s not happening.

And to prove the immortalizing of nerd culture within the medium of scientific exploration, scientific engineers have crafted one of the first miniature “Transformer” modeled robots capable of morphing into any shape of its geometric library. It’s called a milli-motein, the name inspired by its protein-esque design of the motor engine in this little guy. Protein has the ability to fold into virtually in shape possible.

Why is this relevant? Because if you can manage to link hundreds of these little guys together you might possibly be able to create the world’s smallest linked chain. Its the possibilities of that implication that might possibly be the groundbreaking discovery. The magnets of these tiny robots have the magnetic potential of a large junkyard magnet-capable of pulling an entire car. Obviously such a tiny string won’t allow for such a powerful magnetic pull of a car, but imagine the magnitude of the size and shape of crafting these things into actual human sized replicas!!!

We’re talking about the eventuality of a stronger, more powerful android directly copied from humanities’ likeness. Of course, that replica probably wouldn’t do much for an actual intelligence in comparison to the average human, we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for the possibility of the next T-X doomsday robot. And speaking of the desire to create the next doomsday device, why is it that mini robotic transformers are the desired method of advancements in  robotic technology?

I can think of a few methods of technical flourishing that don’t pertain to mini auto bots. The idea sounds a bit farfetched if you ask me-too much seasoning on an already perfectly baked Turkey.

Yes, Turkey.

But in any case it is quite an amazing discovery, maybe having the potential to help us make some fantastic leaps into the science world!

Here’s to the future!

Image Credit: Photos.com

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