Explained: What is Xenobot?

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News Tiny living robots have been created using cells taken from frog embryos by scientists in the United States

Facts:

About Xenobot

  •  It is a biological machine named after the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis).

Significance:

  • It could help the development of useful soft robots that can heal themselves when damaged.
  • Because they are made of living tissue, they also decay once they stop working.
  • In future, such living robots could be used to clean up microplastics, digest toxic materials, or even deliver drugs inside human bodies