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Scientists Create the Next Generation of Living Robots

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Last year, a team of biologists and computer scientists from Tufts and UVM created novel, tiny self-healing biological machines from frog cells called “Xenobots." The same team has now created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells, do not require muscle cells to move, and even demonstrate the capability of recordable memory.

Using a fluorescent protein, Xenobots record exposure to blue light, by turning green