Robots with no wheels or legs nevertheless can move about by jumping in any direction to self-assemble into any shape necessary to solve a problem at hand. Eventually they will be downsized small enough to swarm over the landscape forming smooth arbitrary functions like the "liquid metal" robots in Terminator-II: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Modular robot used internal flywheel (pulled out here) to give it the ability to move without legs or wheels.
Cognitive computers—cognizers—aim to instill human-like intelligence into our smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices using microchips that emulate the human brain. Dubbed the “Future of Computing” by the NYTimes, one of the “Best Innovation Moments of 2011” by the Washington Post and one of “10 World Changing Ideas” in a Scientific American cover story “A Computer Chip that Thinks” this book reveals how neuroscience and computer science are merging in a new era of intelligent machines light-years beyond Apple's Siri, IBM's Watson.
Next-generation electronics and technology news stories published non-stop for 20+ years, R. Colin Johnson's unique perspective has prompted coverage of his articles in a diverse range of major media outlets--from the ultra-liberal National Public Radio (NPR) to the ultra-conservative Rush Limbaugh Show.