Tiny Robots Pull 2,000 Pound Car; Looks Like a Toy to Me

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Toys are the future and the future is now.

The gap between what is or appears to be a toy and what is not continues to collapse.  Check out this fascinating Fortune Magazine article by Hilary Brueck, "Watch This Team of Six Tiny Robots Move a Car" and prepare to be amazed.  Tiny robots called "micro-tugs", created by the Stanford University Biometrics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab, use synchronized movement to pull an object 2,000 times their weight.  And its not just a coordinated effort that does the job, they also have sticky toes that work like gecko feet.

Toys are the future and the future is now.

Check out this video to see them at work:

 

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