Scientists have created bioreobot that feed on, grow and regenerate

On the basis of synthetic DNA, bio-engineers created an artificial programmable material, which is able to feed on their own, organize and restructure itself in the process of growth.

Although scientists from Cornell University do not recognize their biomaterial alive, but due to artificial metabolism, samples are capable of autonomously moved, consume substances to restore energy, growth and development, and in the end they die. Studies have shown that the invention is at one level with complex biological organisms, such as mold.

Scientists used material to create a specific structure. Using an abstract model similar to mechanical systems, they programmed samples to take a form resembling mucous mold. In subsequent experiments, they were able to force the material to move against each other, identify pathogenic microorganisms and hybrid nanomaterials.

Bio-engineers do not consider anything new, they call the created material «more realistic». In fact, programmable biomaterial is tiny organic robots. Researchers say that, ultimately, they plan to create self-reproducing mechanisms, after which they can be considered truly alive.

Previously, we also reported that scientists have developed