What comes to mind when you hear the word "ROBOTS" ?
Humanoids formed of metals or alloys may spring to mind, as well as the movie 'Terminator.'
Today's scientists, on the other hand, have created something unique. Xenobots are the name given to these creatures. This is an artificial life form derived from a frog cell that is capable of doing whatever a biological cell can.
In honour of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), Xenobots combine various biological tissues and are produced by computers to carry out a defined purpose.
These cellular bots were generated from frog stem cells by biologists at Tuft University and computer scientists at the University of Vermont, who collaborated on the project.
The most amazing thing about them is that they were designed utilising computer simulation on supercomputers. Thus, each cell type may carry out a distinct set of functions, depending on what was put into it.
The xenobots can be used in a variety of ways in the real world. As with other humanoids, they can be trained to do things that human cells aren't capable of doing on their own. For example, they can be used to unblock blocked arteries, convert cancer cells to healthy ones, and deliver medicines directly to organs.
While they may be used to introduce them into live organisms, they can also be used to remove radioactive waste or microplastics from ocean bodies, to name just two examples. Because they biodegrade, they have no negative impact on the environment.
While the "world-saving xenobots" sound like a great idea, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed before they can be put into practise.
Even if they're fully functioning, these devices are still under development and must be carefully monitored before being put to service on the ground.
Even yet, it's fascinating to observe how science progresses and what two very distinct educational sectors can accomplish by working together.
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An Article for JarWiz
By Saarthak Trikha