Scientists from the United States have built the world’s first self-healing robots which are known as Living Robots. The self-healing robots also called xenobot, are created from frog cells that are tiny and can travel in a human body. They may also help in providing medicine inside a patient’s body or other related work.
The Scientist from the University of Vermont called xenobot as “These are novel living machines,” and also adding “They’re neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. It’s a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.”
Stem cells from the frog embryo and designed, reshaped by a supercomputer at UVM — and then assembled and experimented by biologists at Tufts University. These cells then began to work on their own and can even self-heal. A researcher cut into one of these cells and to their surprise, it began to heal itself and just kept moving.
These robots are much safer for environmentally friendly and much safer for the human body than regular robots. Co-leader Michael Levin who directs the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology at Tufts says that they can search out compounds or radioactive contamination, can be used for gathering microplastic in the oceans, or for traveling in arteries to scrape out plaque.
The xenobots could also help researchers to learn more about cell biology and access to future advancements in human health and survival.