Self-Repairing Biological Microbots
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15th January 2020, 12:27 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Scientists at the University of Vermont and Tufts University have created millimeter-wide
biological robots from frog stem cells
, shaped by a supercomputer and capable of movement, self-repair, and coordinated action.
It reminds me a little of a novel I read, in which the author did research into actual nanotech research and featured nanobots that looked like starfish.
Nice. I've been waiting for this since reading
Engines of Creation
nearly 20 years ago. It always seemed to me that adapting existing biology was the right way to go.
"... when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
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