The uncanny valley of xenobots
Their invention is toying with the distinction between nature and technology. When we think of robots, many of us envision metallic droids, seen unanimously in an array of sci-fi universes. But now, roboticists have stepped into a larger world. Marco Altamirano explores the fascinating world of organic creatures called xenobots, designed by a computer that can replicate, evolve and take on job roles.