First living robots are created by US scientists, this type of life forms are known as Xenobots. They can reproduce, in a way not seen in plants or animals.
United states based scientists have discovered that the robots created by them can now reproduce in a way different from any plant or animal, a CNN report quoting a scientific study stated on Monday. Scientists have called xenobots “the first-ever, self replicating living robots.”
Xenobots are sized less than a millimeter (0.04 inches), created from the stem cells of the African clawed frog – scientifically known as Xenopus laevis- from where it derives the name. The scientists believe that the discovery could serve fruitful in the medical field.
Now the scientistd that developed them at the University of Vermont, Tufts university and harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering said they have discovered an etierly new form of biological reproduction different from any animal or plant is known to science.
“I was astounded by it”, said Micheal Levin, a professor of biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center at Trufts University who also co-lead author of the new research.
“Frogs have a way of reproducing that they normally use but when you … liberate (the cells) from the rest of the embryo and you give them a chance to figure out how to be in a new environment, not only do they figure out a new way to move, but they also figure out apparently a new way to reproduce.”