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Reproductive Robot

Robot that can copy itself using off the shelf parts
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The most difficult part of a self-copying robot is the chip. The goal is not a robot producing another one every day, but rather in couple of years. Therefore, it may be possible to have a small production line in the belly of the robot that does PVD, CVD, and etching and maybe producing one chip in 6 months.

Of course the process requires big machines and vacuum chambers, so one robot probably will not be enough. Then comes the concept of "robot sex". Six to ten robots will have "sex" or combine in series in order to produce the chips. The robots will have different "genders", like the "vacuum chamber", the "plasma robot", the "etcher", etc. Once these ten get together, they can produce the chips necessary to create a new member.

These robots probably will not look quite like humans so they will not be able to blend in. Then again, you can make them look cute or nice, or monstrous; whatever you want the new species to look like. Personally would like them to look like T-X but in larger size.

xkuntay, Dec 24 2013


       //humans so they will not be able to blend in   

       I am human and I can't blend in, so don't worry about it.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 25 2013

       I find myself strangely attracted to that boxy looking one over in the corner... Her LED lights have been winking at me all night!   

       "...WHO'S YO DADDY! WHO'S YO DADDY!..."   

       Dang, she just switched off... maybe I should have led with "...Blink here often?..."   

       <sigh> ...looks like it's going to be another lonely night with a can of WD-40 and Popular Mechanics.   

       [+] Now, where did I put that towel?
Grogster, Dec 25 2013

       If off-the-shelf parts include things like Arduinos, this could be simplified significantly.
swimswim, Dec 25 2013

       Erm, would it not be best to follow the insects example and have a queen, who knocks out the CPU's and drones to do the donkey work?
not_morrison_rm, Dec 25 2013

       His, mine and Ours.   

       Robot Divorce Lawyers for Robots   

       Robot Divorce Lawyers For People   

       Robot marriage
popbottle, Dec 25 2013

       /off the shelf/ says to me that the Robot sex includes googling the local red light processor establishments to pick out the offsprings first seminal IC .
wjt, Dec 25 2013

       Robot therapy...   

       "Zo, tell me about your Motherboard..."   

       //"Zo, tell me about your Motherboard..."//   

MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 26 2013

       Is paragraph two implying a Robot Orgy? Most importantly, do they wear togas?
xandram, Dec 26 2013

       Actually Bjork might have beaten you to it...as I just remembered.   

       I can't be bothered to do a linky, so just go "Bjork All is full of love" on youtube. It's so-so cute.
not_morrison_rm, Dec 27 2013


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