UQ's iRats have brains that map their own world - they don't need GPS. They make dates with each other - well, they can agree to meet somewhere after they map their world. And they are able to interact with people via mobile phones.
Curiosity is a good thing discovered a couple of Year 2 students from Sherwood State Primary School who heard UQ research fellow Dr Daniel
Angus and speculative fiction author-scientist Charlotte Nash on the topic, Does Sci-Fi Inspire Science, at the National Science Week Ekka Pavilion.
It was their questions which inspired Dr Dan to bring UQ's robots to visit their class which was designing robots for an assignment. Read the Big Science Now blog post: bigsciencenow.com/71066112