Scientists have created living robots with the ability to reproduce, that is, self-reproduction. Microscopic organisms made from frog cells may one day be used to destroy cancerous growths.
A real breakthrough has been made in the field of regenerative medicine. Researchers from the University of Vermont together with colleagues from Tufts University in the USA have created the world’s first living robots capable of self-replication. These 1 mm-sized machines called Xenobots 3.0 are not considered ordinary robots, but they also do not belong to the category of animals. We have living and programmable organisms in front of us. They are made from frog cells, and their design is made on a computer. Organisms produce so-called “babies” who are able to look and move like parents. The self-reproduction of living biorobots may have a specific applied significance for humanity in terms of the development of personalized medicine in the treatment of injuries, birth defects, malignant neoplasms and even aging. Xenobots 3.0 are descendants of the original Xenobots created in 2020 and Xenobots 2.0, which used something similar to legs and had the ability to retain memories. In 2020, their creators took as a basis the stem cells of frogs from Africa. Then, using unique equipment, electrodes and a microscope, they modified these cells and assembled them into organisms not observed in nature. They are controlled by embryonic energy. They can be programmed to perform a variety of tasks, including delivering medications to specific areas of the body.