lol why not
let me be the first to welcome our new micro overlords
Microrobotics just took a giant step toward reality, according to a paper presented at this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco. Microrobots are the subject of intense experimentation and development in a project formally known as Intelligent Small World Autonomous Robots for Micro- …
I rather think not. There was I expecting news of an exciting breakthrough in artificial intelligence, where you seem to be using the word to describe something about as "aware" as your average thermostat. Merely possessing sensors does not make something "aware".
I'm thinking water, or possibly highly conductive gel strips. Bot-fly tape if you will.
If those things need an overfiend lightbulb to give them the breath of life, then I expect the capacitor etc assemblies would short out with little in the way of dedicated resources.
How long till they can self replicate?
I heartily agree. I see objects shuffling around every day at the office. They have very good sensors (high-tech ones called eyes and ears), but they seem blissfully unaware of anything.
As long as the coffeepot is not empty, that is.