Scientists present self-replicating robot

Posted on Thursday, May 12 2005 @ 19:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists at the Cornell University have developed the first modular robot that has the ability to replicate itself
Although the mechanics involved are simplistic compared to those found in living systems, more sophisticated versions could one day self-replicate — or at the very least self-heal — in realms such as deep space where human intervention might be impossible.
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