So it begins. US scientists have created the first living robots. These robots are also known as xenobots, and yes, they have the ability to reproduce.
The robots were created from the stem cells of an African clawed frog (which must be one of the top trending keywords after this announcement).
This type of introduction hasn’t been discovered before and is something totally new to science.
Before you start worrying that these robots will take over the world and become our new overlords, scientists have a message for you. “You don’t need to worry.”
These living machines were entirely contained in the lab and could be extinguished with ease.
The scientists hope we can use this knowledge for things like inspecting roof systems, collecting microplastics in the ocean, and regenerative medicine.
Taking over the world isn’t (yet) on the agenda.