Scientists say that a new kind of robot can - it can create baby robots. This is an example of science fiction science fact. The scientists, from the Universities of Vermont, Tufts and Harvard, the world's first "living" robots. They are "xenobots". Scientists created them in 2020 from the stem cells of an African frog. Its scientific name - "xenopus laevis" - the xenobot its name. The xenobots less than a millimetre wide. They can , work together in groups and self-heal. Although they are not what we robots to , scientists say they are technically robots. They are a machine-animal hybrid. The scientists say xenobots "an entirely new life-form".
The scientists that the bots because of their shape. Researchers artificial intelligence (AI) to test billions of body shapes. The result was a C-shaped robot. It was able to tiny stem cells in a petri dish. It the cells in its mouth. A few days later, the cells became a new, "baby" xenobot. The xenobots are very early technology. However, they could science, medicine, technology and the way we live. They could carry out tasks inside our body to damage to organs. They could also the environment by attacking micro-plastics in our oceans, or by up oil spills. Despite the possible benefits, some people worried about robots that can reproduce.