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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 07:29AM

Of course this will always be my favourite version...

"It's's alive...IT'S ALIVE!"

Researchers in the US have created the first living machines by assembling cells from African clawed frogs into tiny robots that move around under their own steam.

One of the most successful creations has two stumpy legs that propel it along on its “chest”. Another has a hole in the middle that researchers turned into a pouch so it could shimmy around with miniature payloads.

“These are entirely new lifeforms. They have never before existed on Earth,” said Michael Levin, the director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. “They are living, programmable organisms.”

Roboticists tend to favour metal and plastic for their strength and durability, but Levin and his colleagues see benefits in making robots from biological tissues. When damaged, living robots can heal their wounds, and once their task is done they fall apart, just as natural organisms decay when they die.

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 08:14AM

I’ll wait for the Nexus 6 model.

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Posted by: macaRomney ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 08:21AM

this could rewrite the evolution versus creationism debate if living machines is reality...

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 12:36PM


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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 05:51PM

How so? If it truly is "life" it should be capable of evolving, regardless of how it came to exist.

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 06:35PM

We're a long way from "Demon Seed." Oh, I was so jealous of that robot!

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:54PM

Would you really imprison a woman in a house and rape her just to reproduce?

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 08:41AM

When will I get my human female robot ?

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Posted by: Roy G Biv ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 05:42PM


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Posted by: Jordanaire ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 06:40PM

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Posted by: vulcanrider ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 12:33PM

In the beginning, God said..."Hold my beer and watch this".

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 05:54PM

What description of an action about to be taken doesn't sound better when introduced by "Hold my beer and watch this, ..."?

I mean, besides "I'm gonna get a beer!"

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