With the help of special algorithms, the scientists were able to create a robot out of living cells
The Development of artificial intelligence and the creation of new robotic systems can easily sneak into our lives. Developing medicine will soon be difficult to do without , because some operations are already carried out with the help of robots, and the use of robotic prostheses helps people with disabilities to live a full life. In addition to medical use, has long been exploited in space exploration, in the workplace and at home, and for multiple types of entertainment. But if you have robots consists of a “cocktail” of chips and cans, today scientists have managed to create the first robots out of living cells.
According to an article published on the portal , the scientists were able to create the world's first robots, which consist entirely of living cells. The so-called xenobot are tiny beads, which contain from 500 to 1,000 cells, and they can even move around the Petri dish to self-organize and to carry the smallest useful goods. According to scientists, xenobot not similar to any living organism or body, with which we are familiar today.
Experts say that the new living machines have many opportunities for their implementation and purpose, from the point of drug delivery and ending with the restoration of the environment. Xenobot while it is impossible to classify, because they cannot be fully attributed either to traditional robots, nor to the known species of living organisms. Scientists believe that a new classification, which will be a special class, called “living, programmable body.”
When creating a “living” robot has been used for hundreds of heart cells and frog skin
When the realization of an unusual experiment, scientists used a supercomputer and a special algorithm by which they could collect several hundred combinations heart cells and frog skin.
Based on the best combinations of cells, scientists have gathered like a designer. With the help of skin cells, which were used as the connective tissue and cells of the frog heart, which was performed during the experiment, its superior ability — the muscle contraction, xenobot could move. Sentient robots could move in the aquatic environment during the week without the need for extra nutrients in addition to those that already had the cells in the form of lipids and proteins.
sentient robots have many advantages and opportunities than their predecessors
Xenobot are fully biodegradable. When xenobot end of nutrients, they turn into a cluster of cells that, in turn, provides advantages over metal and .
Despite the huge potential xenobot, wary scientists continue to study their interaction with the nervous system, because there is a risk of turning xenobot in the bioweapon. However, experts note that xenobot capable of large-scale use of them in various fields to work with radioactive contaminants and other hazardous chemical compounds when you use them to collect the micro-plastic in the oceans, and travel through the arteries of a person that certain diseases.
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