Xenobots: Building the First-Ever Self-Replicating Living Robots


Publication/Creation Date
November 29 2021
Creators/Contributors
Sam Kriegman (creator)
Douglas Blackiston (creator)
Michael Levin (creator)
Joshua Bongard (creator)
Tufts University (contributor)
Harvard University (contributor)
Wyss Institute For Biologically Inspired Engineering (contributor)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Discursive Type
Inventions
Description
"Scientists at UVM, Tufts, and Harvard discovered a new form of biological reproduction—and created self-replicating living robots. Made from frog cells, these computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped “mouth”—and release Xenobot “babies” that look and move like themselves. Then the offspring go and do the same—over and over."
HCI Platform
Robotical
Relation to Body
Around
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBYtBXaxsOw

Date archived
December 2 2021
Last edited
December 2 2021
How to cite this entry
Sam Kriegman, Douglas Blackiston, Michael Levin, Joshua Bongard. (November 29 2021). "Xenobots: Building the First-Ever Self-Replicating Living Robots". University of Vermont. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5601