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Rise of the robots
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Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots.  Holycowsmile

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020...ing-robots

Researchers in the US have created the first living machines by assembling cells from African clawed frogs into tiny robots that move around under their own steam.
One of the most successful creations has two stumpy legs that propel it along on its “chest”. Another has a hole in the middle that researchers turned into a pouch so it could shimmy around with miniature payloads.
“These are entirely new lifeforms. They have never before existed on Earth,” said Michael Levin, the director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. “They are living, programmable organisms.”
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#2
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It is DARPA research.

Let's look at version number 1 in the image below,
before they start giving these things circulatory systems and eyes.


Quote:The tiny blobs measure only 0.04 inches (1 millimeter) wide
These mobile organisms can move independently and collectively,
can self-heal wounds and survive for weeks at a time,
and could potentially be used,
to transport  Assimilated medicines inside Scream a patient's body,
scientists recently reported.



Do you want this DARPA gelatin blob "transporting medicine" inside your body?

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DARPA goo blobs,
forming preprogrammed pentagonal formations Grouphug to transport cancer drugs to your colon.   


Quote:We can imagine many useful applications of these living robots that other machines can't do,"
... even excavating plaque Yak from human arteries Whip

Levin said in a statement.


This isn't very appealing ... what if it is infection capable ... like an  intestinal worm?
Imagine shitting Toilet
massive colonies of those gelatin blobs out.


Quote:"We cut the living robot almost in half, and its cells automatically zippered its body back up," he said.



Antibiotics for these goo-blobs ?
I bet they would get antibiotic resistant fast.


Quote:Creations that blur the line between robots 
and living organisms 
are popular subjects in science fiction; 
think of the killer machines in the "Terminator" movies 
or the replicants from the world of "Blade Runner." 

The prospect of so-called living robots — 
and using technology to create living organisms — 
understandably raises concerns for some, said Levin.

"That fear is not unreasonable," Levin said. 

"When we start to mess around with complex systems that we don't understand, 
we're going to get unintended consequences."


You see that warning there in the last paragraph?
That was your DARPA disclaimer and waive of responsibility.
You have been duly informed of negative possibilities. 

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#3
Hmm2  According to Lovecraft, this is how The Great Race bred shoggoths.

http://theconversation.com/when-is-an-an...line-21756
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#4
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Quote:[Image: hmm2.gif]  According to Lovecraft, this is how The Great Race bred shoggoths.



Interesting,
this quote caught my eye on Shoggoths:


Quote:It was a terrible, 
indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—
a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, 
faintly self-luminous, 
and with myriads of temporary eyes,
forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light ....


— H. P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness
The definitive descriptions of shoggoths come from the above-quoted story.

In it, Lovecraft describes them as massive amoeba-like creatures 
made out of iridescent black slime 
with multiple eyes "floating" on the surface. Damned 

They are "protoplasmic", 
lacking any default body shape,
and instead being able to form limbs and organs at will. 
Being amorphous, shoggoths can take on any shape needed, 
making them very versatile within aquatic environments.


DARPA has 1 millimeter versions of this above slime,
ready and willing to work for you inside your body.

[Image: 400px-Shoggoth_by_Nottsuo.jpg]


But DARPA has not suggested how to eliminate the goo blobs from the body.

Creep Show DARPA GMO Puke

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#5
Biobots may soon be 3D printed by the billions.

Knot theory applied to the worm ouroboros idea
operating through digital "eye of newt" alchemy
may spawn creatures 
whose motive force is driven
by bloodthirsty lice cells
mixed with constrictive python cells...
… also from a contributing duck-billed platypus...



Like this......

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#6
Seems like biorobot lawnmover ? Doh

Feeds of grass and sleeps in winter.
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