Quote of the day, wicked awesome edition

posted at 10:10 pm on June 28, 2007 by Allahpundit

“The agency is looking for the ChemBots to be capable of traveling distances, transforming in all three dimensions and carrying their own power source.”

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Just wait til the adult industry start their R&D on that.

TheSitRep on June 28, 2007 at 10:17 PM

I’ve got nothin’ for this. Just, dayum!!

TBinSTL on June 28, 2007 at 10:17 PM

t says it will be used to save soldiers. Isn’t the best way to save the actual human soldiers is to kill the enemy with prejudice? Just throwing that out there, not a “progrressive” concept but time-tested. Old fashioned if you will.

bbz123 on June 28, 2007 at 10:18 PM

ChemBots, fighting wars and cleaning stopped-up drains!

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 10:20 PM

Maybe we can get some to pick the lettuce too.

TheBigOldDog on June 28, 2007 at 10:21 PM

It appears the specs requiring invisibility are missing.

News2Use on June 28, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Maybe they’ll cross it with a Roomba and it’ll be able to shapeshift to go behind the couch and under the coffee table. That would be awesome.

Bad Penny on June 28, 2007 at 10:27 PM

IS that a euphemism for something Bad Penny?
Don’t make me go there…..

bbz123 on June 28, 2007 at 10:29 PM

A very cool idea in concept. There are liquids that immediately harden when exposed to air. I suppose if the form those liquids took on simply detached from a smaller device (with its own power pack) then it would work. Otherwise it’s hard to imagine how something could be strong enough to carry a soldier off the battlefield.

thedecider on June 28, 2007 at 10:29 PM

I came in here because I thought I heard someone say fembot.

km on June 28, 2007 at 10:31 PM

IS that a euphemism for something

No, I said Roomba, not Womba.

I need a bot to clean my dog-shedding business, not my lady business.

Bad Penny on June 28, 2007 at 10:34 PM

I came in here because I thought I heard someone say fembot.

km on June 28, 2007 at 10:31 PM

You’ll find that here

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 10:36 PM

Can they morph as well as Mrs. Clinton’s stance on the issues?

SouthernGent on June 28, 2007 at 10:37 PM

Nitanol’s grandson?

Self-shaping nano-tubes, meet Mary Shelley.

Pandora, meet the real X-box.

Ebola, meet your new host.

Bad news, squared.

profitsbeard on June 28, 2007 at 10:39 PM

IS anyone else picturing a blow-up doll? No? Guess that’s just me…

tdau1997 on June 28, 2007 at 10:40 PM

ChemBots: doing the jobs American soldiers just won’t do…

bikermailman on June 28, 2007 at 10:45 PM

IS anyone else picturing a blow-up doll? No? Guess that’s just me…

tdau1997 on June 28, 2007 at 10:40 PM

No, but it congers up memories of the scene in Airplane when the autopilot started to deflate.

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 10:46 PM

What good is it to create ever more clever and expensive military weapons, when our military is not allowed to actually fight?

jihadwatcher on June 28, 2007 at 10:49 PM

Soon they’ll be forming unions, claiming disenfranchised minority status and voting democrat.

Tony737 on June 28, 2007 at 10:57 PM

But it won’t look as unashamedly and totally _boss_ as the T-1000 did, now will it? ;)

Ryan Gandy on June 28, 2007 at 11:05 PM

DARPA dictates that the ChemBot have tactile sensing capability and a backbone or skeleton that can also dissolve or morph shape, and be either autonomously or remotely controlled. Taking a cue from the animal kingdom, DARPA suggests that the ChemBot have elastic materials capable of twisting, crumpling or bending like an octopus or insect

An easily dissolvable backbone…able to be controlled remotely…capable of twisting, crumpling or bending…someone tell DARPA that there is a senator from South Carolina that fits that very description. If they also need the chem bot to cry on command, then that would be four for four.

Weight of Glory on June 28, 2007 at 11:08 PM

Weight of Glory on June 28, 2007 at 11:08 PM

LOL – submit the application!

WisCon on June 28, 2007 at 11:35 PM

0.0

Allah?

Why did you put my Picture up on the front of this post?

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on June 28, 2007 at 11:43 PM

An easily dissolvable backbone…able to be controlled remotely…capable of twisting, crumpling or bending…someone tell DARPA that there is a senator from South Carolina that fits that very description.

Haha!

Ryan Gandy on June 28, 2007 at 11:52 PM

All I know is these guys at DARPA need to be tested for drug use and someone needs to shut down their cable access.

Buzzy on June 29, 2007 at 12:04 AM

All I know is these guys at DARPA need to be tested for drug use and someone needs to shut down their cable access.

Buzzy on June 29, 2007 at 12:04 AM

Screw that! We need to find out if they’re hiring!

ReubenJCogburn on June 29, 2007 at 12:26 AM

All I know is these guys at DARPA need to be tested for drug use and someone needs to shut down their cable access.

Buzzy on June 29, 2007 at 12:04 AM

DARPA is where all the greatest toys get invented. Follow the links to the autonomous vehicle Grand Challenge.

Freelancer on June 29, 2007 at 12:30 AM

DARPA describes ChemBot as a soft and flexible device that can squeeze through apertures and then reassemble to do its job.

ChemBot vs. Humpbot

right2bright on June 29, 2007 at 1:11 AM

I bet the humping robot would love a few minutes alone with a ChemBot.

Occasus on June 29, 2007 at 1:12 AM

TK gets humped in the rump.

American8298 on June 29, 2007 at 1:18 AM

For some reason, I totally read that as “Fembots” instead of “Chembots”… for a second there I was like, “YES! FINALLY!”

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SilverStar830 on June 29, 2007 at 1:40 AM

American8298 on June 29, 2007 at 1:18 AM

HR pays to watch.

WisCon on June 29, 2007 at 1:54 AM

“…capable of twisting, crumpling or bending like an octopus or insect.”

Sounds like the folks in Washington to me.

amend2 on June 29, 2007 at 6:31 AM

My Miata transformed from a fun sports car in to a pile of junk in a matter of seconds when the steering column fell into my lap at 65 MPH on the beltway.

Sensei Ern on June 29, 2007 at 8:21 AM

Thanks, gang. I can’t go anywhere else and have this much fun.

oldleprechaun on June 29, 2007 at 8:43 AM

I’m just liking the idea of a C-5 paradropping thousands of ChemBots into Waziristan to hunt for Osama. It sounds like it would be something like a bad sci fi horror flick for the poor jihadis, who would not be able to sleep for fear one of our jellyfish robots would sneak through a chink in his mudbrick hut and do him in.

You want terror, Jihadi Boy? We’ll show you what terror is.

Tantor on June 29, 2007 at 10:24 AM

Sheesh guye!

It says chembot as in chemical robot. Not fembot. Learn the difference now or you could be in for some serious pain (and disappointment).

Now if they come up with a femchembot…

taznar on June 29, 2007 at 11:12 AM

I knew our military would have Transformers in the near future!

Grafted on June 29, 2007 at 11:26 AM

My Miata transformed from a fun sports car in to a pile of junk in a matter of seconds when the steering column fell into my lap at 65 MPH on the beltway.

Sensei Ern on June 29, 2007 at 8:21 AM

Ouch! I would have been spared that trauma, I went to test drive one when they were new, and found I couldn’t get my legs under the steering wheel. They should make a model size in extra-long.

Freelancer on June 29, 2007 at 12:53 PM

How on earth did the tags get reversed.

Freelancer on June 29, 2007 at 12:53 PM

Chembot?!! I was looking for my favorite Chenbot.

Alden Pyle on June 29, 2007 at 1:45 PM

It’s easy to make fun of the unreal technology.
But remember, the money that pays for the research is real.

After Firefox was released in 1982 your government requested research on mind controls for aircraft.

Paid your taxes recently?

TunaTalon on June 29, 2007 at 2:14 PM