We’ve come a long way from dire predictions of AI taking over the human race and futuristic renderings of robots that look like CP3O has a baby with Rosie (the Jetsons’ robot maid).
Engineers crafted silicon skin that mimicked the texture of human skin; They are perfecting the subtleties of expression. They’ve even built autonomous interlocutors capable of learning and storing information based on their interactions with humans and other robots.
No, robots and AI haven’t taken over the world yet, but their brains are in our technology, and robot models can be so lifelike it’s frightening. Here’s a lifelike robot that will blow your mind.
Up until now, in this list, engineers have developed these robots for more innocuous reasons: art, support, hospitality. This one, though, was built to be a spy/DNA-taking mosquito. Not only did the U.S. Air Force help a team of researchers create something to invade your privacy, but they also made it one of the most hated creatures on the face of this planet.
This micro aerial vehicle (MAV), or nano-drone, was designed to fly and land perfectly on someone’s skin. An operator controls it from afar. The MAV has eyes and ears, too (a camera and a built-in microphone). Now, I guess, yeah, that’s freaky. But that’s regular spy stuff. What you should really be worried about is the fact that this thing can “bite” you, take a DNA sample, and inject an RFID chip underneath your skin. That is a tracking device.
Today, it’s tracking devices. What is it going to be tomorrow, terminal illnesses?