Robots can have children too!
For some time now projects like RepRap have been aimed at self reproducing robots. Although this was not my original goal I have taken a step towards achieving this.
After a few days of trying to get an Arduino to burn the bootloader onto a blank ATmega chip I have finally had some success. As a result, robots lying about my office waiting for repairs are now capable of burning a bootloader into a blank chip.
This Arduino based robot currently cannot see and needs repairs. By connecting to the ISP socket on the robot and disconnecting the motors so the robot doesn't run away during the proceedure it has now become an AVR ISP programmer. This photo was taken after it successfully programmed the Arduino bootloader into a blank ATmega8A chip.
A whole new meaning to the term "Artificial Insemination"?