Artificial intelligence used to develop new stem cells
Starting from the 90s and the Jurassic Park story, a team of scientists succeeded in creating an entirely new form of life utilizing frog embryo stem cells.
The new species is named a xenobot, and in fact it is distinct from anything else. The researchers name this “living robot” because it is not so much produced as it is developed although it is entirely made of organic material.
The work co-director Joshua Bongard from the University of Vermont said:
These are novel living machines. They’re neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It’s a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.
Xenobots are rendered with a method of artificial intelligence focused on evolutionary algorithms. Scientists at Tufts combine monsters and … life seeks a way out. The scientists software cells via a supercomputer at the University of Vermont.
Included in unknown body shapes, the cells were starting to work together. The cellulose of the skin was more active, while the previously spontaneous contractions were conducted Cellular cardiovascular muscles were designed to provide organized movement under the direction of the computer design and to allow the robots to move independently.
The robots can be assembled in a variety of configurations and are capable of selfhealing and locomotion, and of operating together according to the research paper of the team. It makes them valuable for roles such as drug delivery in the human body.