Spookybots, pretending to be doing something useful

Industrial robots from Japan. They’re only doing this stuff because that bloke is watching them.

Still that aside… I stare at these things and wonder what it is exactly I’m looking at here. Is this the future? Because to me it’s very clearly just an interim phase… if that. A machine-generation in a succession of accelerating machine-generations.

I wonder how many of their own parts they could make. Given the right tools etc.