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Watch these robot blocks cluster together with a hive mind

[2019.11.02, Sat 01:05] MIT researchers first showed off its self-assembling "M-Block" robot cubes in 2013 - and this week, they shared a video of what they're calling M-Blocks 2.0. Though this might seem terrifying, there are more benevolent expectations for the blocks right now. MIT News reports that the researchers envision them being used in industries like inspection, gaming, manufacturing, health care, and even disaster response. Imagine a burning building where a staircase has disappeared. In the future, you can envision simply throwing M-Blocks on the ground, and watching them build out a temporary staircase for climbing up to the roof, or down to the basement to rescue victims. This would be... kind of incredible? I really hope that these tiny little blocks will actually be able to do that someday.
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