Tangled during the night in a spider's line,
these struggles to stay upright lasted for about twenty minutes.
Most likely, two distinct species of humanoids will arise: those that respond to and illicit our emotions and those we wish simply to do work, day in and day out, without stirring our feelings . — David Bruemmer, Humanoid Robotics: Ethical Considerations, Idaho National Laboratory
Will automata be built with the will to live past their warranty period?
In those photos, it looks almost like a complex bronze sculpture. Is it a mantis?
Yes and no!
Thanks for the link! I'd never heard of them.
PS: Last night, PBS had a program about cuttlefish -- mind-bogglingly weird and sometimes gorgeous critters that *do* seem like the closest thing we have to alien life forms (as the show said).
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