Robots That Still Function Even After Tearing Their Limbs Off (And You Know I'm Gonna)

June 18, 2010


Note: There's a video of the robot in action after the jump but it's not for the faint of heart. Or butt. *squirt* Oh God.

The Myon (rhymes with Cylon -- coincidence? I think not) is a humanoid robot (the worst kind) with modular body parts so if one gets torn off in battle it can still kill a couple hundred more humans before returning to base to be fitted with a new chainsaw arm or blowtorch leg.

Born from the Neurorobotics Research Laboratory at Humboldt University in Berlin, the Myon humanoid robot could represent the future of robot construction. That future? Modular body parts that can be changed on the fly.

Equipped with a large, cyclops-like eyepiece, and a chest-mounted touchscreen control panel, the robot can remain functional even as its various body parts are removed.

Dammit, Japan. Wait -- Berlin -- as in GERMANY? WTF?! *push-pinning Germany on my over-sized globe* Consider yourselves shit-listed, krauts!

Hit the jump for a disturbing video of an armless Myon in action.

A robot that still works if you yank off its arms [dvice]

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