The Invincible by Stanislaw Lem:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

An interstellar ship, Invincible, lands on an uninhabited planet and encounters a kind of mechanical life, consisting of autonomous self-replicating machines. Lem uses the situation to imagine the possibility that autonomous, mechanical forms could succeed in becoming part of the natural evolution of a world. Select an invention:

Inorganic Evolution
A process by which robots could alter their own structure, or the ways that they interact with other robots, to adapt to a changing world.

Metal Insects
Small autonomous flying winged robots.

Nanomachine Swarm (Black Cloud) - tiny machines work together
A cloud of tiny machines, able to work together autonomously.

 

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