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Xenobots -- When Robots Start Living

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Imagine if all the microplastics in the sea could be cleared and collected by biodegradable organisms, or if tiny programmable species could detect and destroy cancerous tumours. Both of these have been listed as possible applications for xenobots -- synthetic bio-bots created by a team of scientists at the University of Vermont. This combination of artificial intelligence and biology is revolutionary and has the potential to change what the science field looks like in the future.


Scientists made tiny xenobots out of frog cells. Now they say those robots can reproduce.

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Life finds a way, and the same goes for even robots, according to a group of scientists who say the first living robotic life forms can reproduce. In January 2020, a team of scientists from the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University took stem cells from African clawed frog embryos and formed them into tiny living creatures called xenobots. The xenobots, which are less than 0.04 inches wide, were able to move on their own, communicate amongst each other and heal themselves from an injury, making them the first-ever living robots. But over one year later, the computer-designed creatures have begun to do "something that's never been observed before." What the team of scientists discovered was the xenobots would move around their environment and find single cells.


Not Bot, Not Beast: Scientists Create First Ever Living, Programmable Organism

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A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world's first "living robots." This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists published their recipe for making a new lifeform called xenobots from stem cells. The term "xeno" comes from the frog cells (Xenopus laevis) used to make them. One of the researchers described the creation as "neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal," but a "new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism." Xenobots are less than 1 millimeter long and made of 500-1,000 living cells.


Not bot, not beast: scientists create first ever living, programmable organism

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A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world's first "living robots". This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists published their recipe for making a new lifeform called xenobots from stem cells. The term "xeno" comes from the frog cells (Xenopus laevis) used to make them. One of the researchers described the creation as "neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal", but a "new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism". Xenobots are less than 1mm long and made of 500-1000 living cells.


Living machines: the first bio robots with Artificial Intelligence were born - OI Canadian

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As if it were a graphic novel by Science fiction, the first birth of robots called xenobots in the United States, which were made with frog cells. The xenobots are bio robots millimeter that could be replicated from themselves. Researchers from the universities of Vermont, Tufts and Harvard noted that in 2020 the first of their kind were assembled from frog cells. These organisms were designed on a computer and assembled by hand; they can swim in a petri dish, find individual cells, and collect hundreds of them, the University of Vermont reported late last November. These robots that can have "children" they are shaped like Pac-man and it keeps these cells inside its "mouth", they are also capable of assembling "babies" that look and move in the same way as they do.