Science Spotlight: Xenobots

It’s time for Science Spotlight. Each week we talk to an expert about the big breakthroughs and the unique discoveries made in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Today, we are exploring the uses and ethics of xenobots. Tiny “living robots” made by AI out of frog stem cells. Producer Cameron spoke to Senior Fellow of Digital Ethics at the University of Melbourne’s School of Computing and Information Systems Dr. Simon Coghlan about this technology’s potential uses in medicine and pollution management, but also the risks that could be involved in their application.

To read more about the ethics of Xenobots from Dr. Coghlan, check out his article on The Conversation.

For more science content from Cameron, check out his podcast Stardust MQ.

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