You've locked your car and even outfitted it with an alarm system. That means it's safe, right? Think again. A team of European scientists has developed tiny autonomous robots that can lift up your car and take it away.
Luckily, criminals are probably the only ones that have to worry about losing their cars to these little robots. The scientists created the machines to aid law enforcement agencies when they have to move a car.
According to its website, Avert can help the police extract suspicious vehicles from within buildings and other tight places, or transport cars they suspect are rigged with explosives to a safer location.
The team of robots are called Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool, or Avert for short. It's made up of small robots that can move a vehicle that weighs up to two tons.
Avert is made up of tiny robots that can attach themselves to the tires of the vehicle that needs to be moved. They then work in unison to raise the car and roll away with it. They can even scan an area to avoid obstacles.
Want to see Avert in action? Take a look at the video below to see how it works.
The scientists who created Avert are going to show it off at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Seattle. They believe production of Avert systems could begin next year.