Primitive robots from the United States are able to grow, eat and develop (3 photos + video)

American engineers have developed the so-called"Biomaterial", resembling quite living organisms. And all thanks to the development of sensory technology and machine learning. It allows you to infinitely improve the next generation of robots. At the same time, according to researchers at Cornell University, the process can be further accelerated if robots learn to evolve.

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In the meantime, the team has created miniature robots onDNA-based, able to consume resources, move, change and die. All this is very reminiscent of real life. True, developers prefer to call their offspring "a complex biomaterial with an artificial metabolism." The level of development of this material is approximately the same as in primitive organisms, like mold and similar organisms. According to the authors of the development, DNA robots can be used to identify pathogens and produce regenerable hybrid nanomaterials. The ability to evolve will increase the efficiency of machines, they will be able to compete with each other.

While work on the project is at the verystart up But as the researchers expect, over time they will come to the production of self-replicating organic systems, programmed for specific needs. And this will turn not only all technologies, but also our approach to life. There is a chance that over time, not only DNA devices, but also ordinary machines will be able to multiply and develop. They will be able to exchange code fragments and thus improve themselves. Due to this, it will be possible to select robots for certain specific narrow tasks.