Swarms of coordinated and distributed micro-robots and the role of U-CEPhttp://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/03/navy-robot-apocalypse/
Such "swarms of coordinated and distributed micro-robots” (http://www.dodsbir.net/solicitation/sttr11A/navy11A.htm
) that can team up to manufacture complex objects (including, presumably, more robots) will be coordinated by CEP and actually by edBPM - based on models of event patterns and accordant processes to be triggered.
It's a bit related to our other idea of NextGen Navigation and delivery robotshttp://forum.complexevents.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=252http://www.citt-online.com/downloads/Intellgent-cars-Extended-Abstract.pdf
Also nice subjects for PhD theses
The visions regarding outcomes and future products or patents fit very well e.g. in the ongoing European FET-Flagship Initiative
(see its next upcoming event http://www.fet11.eu/
Should we contact the people from DARPA http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Advanced_Research_Projects_Agency
as mentioned in the article?
"...Darpa, the Defense Department’s far-out advanced research wing, has previously experimented with “programmable materials” to create shape-shifting machines like the self-folding origami robot that can change into a small plane and boat.
Intel, one of Darpa’s partners on the research has suggested the technology could one day go further, making it able to “mimic the shape and appearance of a person or object being imaged in real time...”