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    sArA's Avatar Ex-Moderatererer
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    Self-reproducing Machines

    Self-reproduction is a central tenet of biological life that enables its long-term sustainability and evolutionary adaptation. Although these traits are also desirable in many engineered systems, principles of self-reproduction have not been exploited in machine design. Here we demonstrate a set of autonomous modular robots capable of physical self-reproduction.
    A physical system is self-reproducing if it is capable of constructing a detached, functional copy of itself, which by definition is also capable of self-reproduction. Self-reproduction differs from self-assembly, where the resulting system is not capable of making, catalyzing or in some way inducing more copies of itself. These phenomena have been a target of significant interest since the early days of computation, but have been examined mostly in abstract and simulated systems.

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    The humans have spotted us. Exterminaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate!

    edit: by the way, I find this part a bit reassuring.
    They self-replicate by using additional modules placed in special "feeding locations."
    They still have to be given the needed pieces to "replicate".
    Which gives us a bit of time to stash weapons and food and find a nice underground shelter...
    Last edited by Guillaume; 05-13-2005 at 09:46 AM.

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    iamtheoneandonlyone's Avatar Andromeda Ascendant
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    Yeah...I'm sure robots can replicate themselves.

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    Snny's been researching this for years
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    GepperRankins's Avatar we want your oil!
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    did you know aphids don't need teh sex and the can reproduce every 20 minutes. or is the bbc lying to be again?

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    So can strawberry plants.

    Maybe every 20 minutes is pushing it tho'
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    i hope they're stupid robots like the daleks, cos then if they try anything we can just go up some stairs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mulder
    i hope they're stupid robots like the daleks, cos then if they try anything we can just go up some stairs
    E - LE - VATE!


    Seriously, though, Replicators huh, great idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manker
    So can strawberry plants.

    Maybe every 20 minutes is pushing it tho'
    They still require cream in the end. Ooooer Missus.
    The best way to keep a secret:- Tell everyone not to tell anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboab
    They still require cream in the end. Ooooer Missus.


    Me thinks their DOING it wrong !

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