The Swarm Keeper

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When James McLurkin was a high school junior on Long Island, N.Y., he built his first robot: a toy car that he rigged with a keypad, an LED display and a squirt gun. Then he programmed the unit to travel to the next room and "engage the target." His parents—the target in question—got a good soaking.

Read more:http://www.time.com/time/2004/innovators/200406/mclurkin.html