No, it's not quite a T1000.....but we're getting there!
"Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., built a four-legged robot that can sense damage to its body and figure out how to adjust and keep going. They report the development in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
Most robots are used in industrial applications where their environment never changes, explained Hod Lipson, a co-author of the paper. If they are to become useful outdoors or at home they need to be able to cope with changes, he said.
The robot has tilt sensors and angle sensors in each of its joints and uses the readings from these devices to create a computer model of its own structure and movement. When the sensors indicate a change, it can then alter the model to compensate.
While most robots operate using a computer model they have been programmed with, this one develops its own model by analyzing how its parts respond to commands to move.
That allows it to change its own program if something occurs that it didn't expect."
rest of the article - http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/robotics/2006-11-16-robot-resilience_x.htm