Algorithms are the future

And not just for recommending potential Facebook friends, or movies you might like on Netflix. They are starting to impact the physical world. German scientists have  created a design algorithm that produces the best possible robot for a specific task... sans human intervention. Like this one:

What's it for? I have no idea, but apparently the algorithm has designed robots for climbing stairs, and swimming, among other things.

It's a bold new, algorithmically generated future, and I, for one, welcome our robot masters.

Germans create ‘genetic robots’ that design themselves and mutate – seriously..