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Xenobots 3.0 – World’s first living robots, made of Frog cells that can reproduce

Xenobots are the world’s first self-reproducing living robots, according to a study published in the scientific journal PNAS.

They are formed from the stem cells of the African clawed frog and were first introduced in 2020 when research saw that they can move and group together. The stem cells were transformed into frog skin (green) and heart cells (red).

According to the scientists from Vermont University, Xenobots are computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped mouth and release Xenobot “babies” that look and move like themselves.

Scientists from the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have teamed up to create the research.

According to their words, the Xenobots are an entirely new form of biological reproduction, as per scientists, and are different from any animal or plant known to the science world to this date.


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