Robot folds itself up and walks away

A team of engineers used little more than paper and Shrinky dinks — the classic children’s toy that shrinks when heated — to build a robot that assembles itself into a complex shape in four minutes flat, and crawls away without any human intervention. The advance demonstrates the potential to quickly and cheaply build sophisticated machines that interact with the environment, and to automate much of the design and assembly process.


Inch by inch, day by day, science and technology peel away layer upon layer of the magic and mystery which baffled humanity for eons- magic and mystery which necessitated the gods. Rather rapidly, science is degrading the power and majesty that was once the exclusive realm of God.