There is currently a race going on between robotics engineers and genetic engineers. Robotics engineers are trying to build machines from non-living parts capable of doing useful stuff. Genetic engineers are trying to build 'machines' from living parts capable of doing useful stuff. Im serious . . .
First, watch the neat video of what a genetic engineer would do (notice the eyes watching you):
But personally I like the hybrid approach, something like this:
And in reality Im probably not that far from the truth . . .
Now on that note, someone please tell me what the heck this robot looking thingy