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xenobots
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:05:25 AM »
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Scientists have created the world's first living, self-healing robots using stem cells from frogs.
Named xenobots after the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from which they take their stem cells, the machines are less than a millimeter (0.04 inches) wide -- small enough to travel inside human bodies. They can walk and swim, survive for weeks without food, and work together in groups.

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Xenobots even have self-healing capabilities; when the scientists sliced into one robot, it healed by itself and kept moving.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/us/living-robot-stem-cells-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html
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Re: xenobots
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 09:44:24 AM »
Ummm well that's creapy...
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Re: xenobots
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 07:41:42 AM »
Ummm well that's creapy...
i d k i'm kind of torn i love the idea but hate it at the same time. i think its really cool but at the same time it could use for good or evil.
Thirty spokes are joined in the wheel's hub.
The hole in the middle makes it useful.

...the value comes from what is there,
But the use comes from what is not there.

-Tao Te Ching  chapter 11