25 Jun '13, 3pm

Self-Burying Robot Could Be Hiding in Your Backyard Right Now

Obviously, this is just the very first crack at a self-burying robot, and there's still a lot of experimentation and optimization to be done. The researchers want to make a mathematical model and integrate some sensors and something about feedback control, but here's my advice: scrap all that, and just bolt some bigass motors on there, add some diamond-tipped drill bits, and send this baby straight to the center of the Earth.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/self-bury...

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