Robot that can Move, Eat and Die

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'Lifelike' Robot that can move, eat and die using Artificial Metabolism

Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism

This robot makes use of materials called DASH (DNA-based Assembly and Synthesis of Hierarchical) that have in-built capabilities of metabolism (giving it that lifelike ‘eating’ ability) in addition with self-assembly and organization – three key traits of life.

This artificial metabolism helps the machine generate new cells, and sweep away the old ones, resulting in a dynamic and autonomous process of growth and decay.

*The designs are still primitive

White paper here