This semi-weekly feature scours the internets for news of the Robot Apocalypse (#RoboApoc). I rate each item on a scale of 1 to Skynet.
When I think of robots (which is often) I think of humanoid robots, you know machines that look human. Maybe it is because of the pop culture robots that shaped my childhood, like C-3PO, the Terminator, or even Transformers.
After humanoid robots I think of robots that function in a human understanding of space and time, meaning robots that relate to the natural and human built world in the same scale we do.
#RoboApoc Rating – 5 While this innovation has the potential to put builders out of work, there still seems to be a bunch of human labor in the creative concepting, the design, and even the construction. And this building is just awesome. I am thinking about the potential to construct lightweight sustainable housing that could be used as we flea the coasts when the water rises, or even currently in disaster response situations.