In China, a group of researchers have delivered us a "robot-like" liquid metal machine which moves and melts to fit into any kind of channel. Like this.  

The development is already drawing parallels to Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The mechanism is a self-propelled alloy mostly of gallium, with indium and tin. Fueled by a mix of sodium hydroxide and aluminium, the metal can slide for about an hour in various directions and through a rangle of shaped channels.   

Which means that artificial human-level intelligence will not yet freely morph on the side of the highway, but we're closer. Researchers Jie Zhang, Youyou Yao, Lei Sheng, and Jing Liu call it: "mollusk."