"Turns on a dime and parks on a nickel." This new microbot developed at Sandia is only 1/4 cubic inch in size! Link It reminds me of UC Berkeley telerobotics pioneer John Canny's idea that thousands of microbots gobbling up dust particles would make a more practical and efficient "robot maid" than Rosie from the Jetsons!
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.