A machine tool shop in the US state of California has produced a brand new machine tool that could be used to create “automatons” by manipulating them with electrical power, according to the Daily Mail.
The company’s creator, John Vennell, said he had designed the machine to create such machines, which he claims could be made “from scratch” in just minutes.
The new machine is described as being made of “steel, titanium, aluminum, carbon fiber and stainless steel” and is reportedly capable of producing a full-scale, 3D-printed version of the machine that can be made to operate at full speed and with a minimum of tools.
The machine is said to have been built from scratch using the latest in high-speed machining technologies.
The article also reports that the machine’s creator has not been named, but the Daily Telegraph reported that the inventor, who was not identified, was described as “an accomplished inventor”.
Vennell is now selling the machine online and it will be available to purchase in the first quarter of 2020.
He has described the machine as an “artifact” that will make him rich.
The technology behind the machine could also be used by a future human to create autonomous vehicles.
Vennel told The Telegraph that it would be possible to “make a fully autonomous vehicle in one week” and “to do it faster than a human could make it”.
Vernell has also developed an “analog” machine that he claims is capable of driving a truck.
“You could actually put the digital parts together and it could drive a truck,” he said.
“It’s really hard to say how it would work.”