Living Robots Called Xenobots Can Now Reproduce, Scientists Say

Scientists who created the first living robots have revealed that the organisms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce, according to their study.

Created using stem cells from the African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis), xenobots are less than one millimetre wide and can move, work together as a group and even self-heal.

But now, the scientists who developed them have found they can reproduce in an entirely new way – completely different from the biological reproduction of any living plant or animal.

“I was astounded by it,” professor of biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, Michael Levin said, as reported by CNN.

This new form of reproduction sees the xenobots effectively harvest loose stem cells, gathering them together into piles which can then…

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