Each xenobot is made up of 500-1000 cells. These inventions are capable of autonomous movement, transportation of objects and self-healing.
Scientists at the University of Vermont (USA) have created the world’s first robots made up of living cells. These new creations are called xenobots. They are essentially living organisms that can be programmed to complete certain tasks. The UVM supercomputer and biologists from Tufts University also contributed their know-how to this invention.
These xenobots were created using stem cells extracted from African frog embryos. Each robot is equipped with four limbs and a small hole, they can move and transport objects on their own. Each machine is less than 1 millimeter wide.
This new invention will be used to clean up radioactive waste and other dangerous compounds. Medicine is another potential field of application. Xenobots’ bodies decompose after death, so there are no potential issues with recycling them.
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