Living robots and robots that can feel have been of interest to many. While some are surely fascinated by the prospect, others fear that it might mean the end of civilization. Regardless of these possibilities, technological progress is, in fact, advancing and recently, scientists from the Tufts University in the USA orchestrated the first living robots — out of frog cells, no less.
The innovation is titled 'xenobots' and these entities combine frog skin and heart cells in a way that allows them to "walk, work together and heal themselves." As of right now, their lifespan is about seven days and they are aquatic. Innovators hope that they can perfect the living robots and employ them for various use, including "delivering drugs into people's bloodstreams, cleaning up microplastics from the ocean, or managing radioactive waste spills."
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