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:

24 Comments on "Nightmarish Weapon Of The Future: DARPA’s Robot Worm"

  1. looks like the most disturbing vibrator ever designed

    •  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.

  2. Little bit like in the movie 🙂

  3. Not scary at all if it does nothing but crawl.

  4. MadHierophant | Aug 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm |

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

  5. Two Words, Homemade Flamethrower. 

  6. Dildos everywhere.

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

    • Monkey See Monkey Do | Aug 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm |

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

  8. Heywood Jablomie | Aug 26, 2012 at 11:53 am |

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

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

  10. “withstand physical trauma undamaged.”

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

    • Calypso_1 | Aug 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm |

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

  11. Apathesis | Aug 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm |

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

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