According to MSNBC, the journal Science had published an article regarding the development of robotic muscles that do not need electricity to function:
Robots with oxygen-breathing muscles, aircraft that change the shape of their wings while in the air and other technical advances may be on the way, thanks to a new generation of artificial muscles. Scientists have designed the muscles to run on fuels rather than batteries or electricity from power cords.
If you’ve been to a few weddings, you have probably seen that — with a little alcohol — people try out all kinds of unrestricted movements on the dance floor. The authors hope alcohol will make robots dance freely as well. The alcohol, however, would serve as a fuel that frees robots from stationary power sources and batteries instead of inhibitions.
So now they’re superhumanly strong, unrestricted by power supply, and they’re drunk? What happens when they manage to overcome the Chicken Dance** Directive?
“This research suggests a whole new way of making robots, motors or other devices in a much more distributed way. Instead of electric energy and wires hooked up to each motor, you have a circulation system carrying fuel to each engine,” said John Madden, the author of a related article in Science that further explains the new artificial muscle research.
Who the FUCK let John Madden do science? Sure it seemed like a good idea – let John Madden build a race of superbots for NBC to kill the annoying football robot on Fox – but now who’s going to stop the new ones? I guarantee CBS doesn’t have the budget for that shit. We’re fucked.
** Did you know that the guy who wrote the Chicken Dance song died last year? I seriously thought that was some ancient Polish Highlander traditional song that nobody new the real words to anymore but no, shit’s from the 70s.