Saturday, July 07, 2007

This Week In Stuff That's Charming

Tiny robots go at it in a soccer tournament at Georgia Tech. The funny thing about this is that, in all likelihood, most Americans would take considerably greater interest in this than the World Cup - the one played by human beings - if it were given the same level of hype.

This isn't just a bunch of nanotech eggheads mucking about, though. The idea is to someday train these wee robots to fight disease:

"The team one day hopes to be able to send their robots into a human's bloodstream to treat cancer, cell defects or for other medical uses."

...but not before we find out how well they perform in the 4-4-2 formation.

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