World’s smallest autonomous robot – DIY style

Chalk up another one for the underdogs. A hobby robot-builder has beaten the mighty Sandia Labs at their own game by making the smallest autonomous robot ever created, using methods available to any workbench geek and quite without a huge corporate lab to support him. Add this level of inventiveness and determination to emerging technologies like affordable desktop fabbing, and the potential for strange times ahead is looking strong. [SlashDot]