This being a US university they surely meant "PATENTED" and not "patterned carbon nanotube" no?
Given the world's (bizarre) fondness for all things feline, folks will no doubt be delighted to discover that our robot overlords could be whiskery robot cats instead of creepy robot humanoids. Cat yawning That was doubtless what was going through the mind of boffins at Berkeley Lab and the University of California when they …
If you tug on the said whisker, does a supersonic paw fly out and use it's razor sharp claws on the back of your hand in order to remind you never to pull it's whiskers ?
My cat just gives me a look that says that that is what is going to happen should I even think about doing something even remotely as silly.
I know that feline look far too well....leather gloves would be just the start of it mate.
Even without the "technical" upgrade to Robo status, you would be better off with:
1. a full-body suit of Chobham armour (or armor for our ex-colonial friends), if such a thing could be made.
2. then there would be titanium helmet with the 25mm thick perspex visor
3. then the reinforced chainmail and kevlar gorget.
and finally, if all that doesn't blunt its enthusiasm, then take the little feline bastard out with
4. a large elastic band and a slice of heavily buttered toast.
You'll thank me one day, all of you, you will...just wait.
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