March 4, 2020

Xenobots: AI Enabled First Living Robots

Living machines seem like a plot for science fiction, but now is a groundbreaking invention! In this episode, we hear from Dr. Josh Bongard from University of Vermont, and Dr. Michael Levin from Tufts University, who invented the WORLD’s FIRST living machines termed Xenobots derived from African frog embryos. This was possible by artificial intelligence processing a million combinations into a few feasible conformations using an evolutionary algorithm. These cells-constructed living organisms can carry cargo, remove debris, and regenerate.

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