Nightmarish Weapon Of The Future: DARPA’s Robot Worm

Created by researchers at MIT and elsewhere with support from the Pentagon’s experimental DARPA unit, the meshworm’s movment appears eerily organic– it slithers along by morphing and contracting portions of its body. Its design enables it to travel silently and to withstand physical trauma undamaged.Imagine waking at night to find one crawling across your floor:

  • Yourmom

    looks like the most disturbing vibrator ever designed

    • hdcase

       I thought I was the only one… I am reasonably sure that this technology will sooner be used to pleasure vaginas and anuses before it breaches the tin foil shield around your thoughts.

  • No

    Little bit like in the movie :)

  • Richard

    Not scary at all if it does nothing but crawl.

  • MadHierophant

    The part where it lays cyborg-eggs in every available orifice you have is classified. 

  • Turbulent_red

    Two Words, Homemade Flamethrower. 

  • Weds

    Dildos everywhere.

  • Sarcasmo

    What does this have to do with 
    Consciousness, Dreams, Lucid Dreaming, Neuroscience, Psychology, or Sleep?

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      They’re making microscopic ones that will crawl into peoples ear cavities when their sleeping and implant dreams.

      • Infvocuernos

         …and now I’m going to have nightmares. 

        • Monkey See Monkey Do

          I do what I can to contribute.

      • Sarcasmo

        Well if they crawl at that rate AND their microscopic, I’ll be dead by the time they get to my neck of the woods.

  • Heywood Jablomie

    Weapon?!?  Anyone who can be killed by a weapon that moves that slowly has it coming.

    • Andrew

       Just wait until one crawls up your ass while you’re asleep and takes over your dreams.

      • Andrew

         Okay, so I hadn’t read Monkey See Monkey Do’s comment yet.

        • Heywood Jablomie

          Who sleeps?

          • Andrew


      • Calypso_1

        Unfortunately I just had to think of anti-anal intrusion buttplugs.  THX  :p

  • Alex

    WHY, why does everything the military invents look like a penis? 

  • Blitzind

    “withstand physical trauma undamaged.”

    Uhm??? They tapped it with a rubber mallet… hardly a torture test.

    • Calypso_1

      Oh dear, you’ve never experienced playtime with a rubber mallet have you?

  • Apathesis

    Have fun going to prison for destruction of government property when you hack one of these to “death.”