Because all robots should be invincible so we don't stand a chance when they finally begin their assault on humanity, DARPA has teamed up with a group of universities (all of which should expect some hate-mail over the weekend) to create this 'attack-proof' robotic worm that looks like a peen. And not a very good looking peen either.
Engineers have created a robot that mimics a worm's movements - crawling along surfaces by contracting segments of its body.
The technique allows the machine to be made of soft materials so it can squeeze through tight spaces and mould its shape to rough terrain.
It can also absorb heavy blows without sustaining damage.
That's it, I give UP. I'm tired of trying to inform the masses of the impending robot-apocalypse and not being taken seriously. Why do I even bother? "To give your otherwise meaningless life some significance?" Haha, that is why I do it, isn't it? Man, I'm one sad sack of shit.
Hit the jump for a worthwhile video highlighting the robot's penis-ness.
Thanks to Pogonophile, Nick, Sheppy and Xlikinho, who still believe in spreading the good word. Well good, I'm tired of doing it myself.