HESS gamma ray telescope. Technician standing on a gantry next to a telescope
Designer Hyunsoo Song has proposed an alternative with this so-called Amoeba modular USB flash drive, however, which let you sort your data on individual drives that can be used both on their own or together as one large drive.
Researchers at the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland have been working on a robot called Emys (Emotive head system). They could come up with a pretty impressive machine. With the use of sensors and programmed emotions, the robot can learn to recognize different situations and react accordingly. Emys is part of the LIREC Project, which is a European research project.