nanomorph, term arguably first coined by SF writer David Pulver in 1986's
GURPS Robots, is a fictional robot entirely made of nanomachines.
Its brain is distributed throughout its whole body, which also acts as an
all-around sensor, hence making it impossible to surprise as long as the target is on line of sight. A nanomorph is arguably
the robotic ultimate in versatility, maybe even in power[citation
needed]. Further uses of the concept could include using parts of its body as
a tracking device, splitting the body for doing several tasks, or merging two
nanomorphs in a greater one, or else gliding/flying in an ornithopter-like
way (by molding itself like a giant, articulated kite).