From: Andrew Sofie (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 02:07:34 EEST
As a note about the Cornell project...Several sources, including Cornell
stated these were self-replicating robots which of course they are not.
Self Assemblers (The current thread name) is a more accurate term. Seems
like a publicity choice to use the term self-replicating.
From the wikipedia:
* Natural replicators have all or most of their design from nonhuman
* Autotrophic replicators can reproduce themselves "in the wild".
They mine their own materials. Usually they are designed by
humans, and in particular, can easily accept specifications for
* Self-reproductive systems produce copies of themselves from
industrial feedstocks such as metal bar and wire.
* Self-assembling systems assemble copies of themselves from
finished, delivered parts.
Interesting work though....
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> Hi All,
> Laser Reproductions & ProtoCall, LLC helped Cornell with this project.
> It is really something to be involved with something that is this
> bleeding edge.
> A friend of mine in Brazil said he saw the story on a Sunday morning
> news program.
> Doug Johnson
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