Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Get your own cyborg pet with its own artificial chromosomes

The New Zealand Herald:

"Professor Kim Jong-Hwan believes people will one day keep robots as pets.
"Korean scientists have created the world's first 'artificial species' - a robot with genes that it can pass on to other robots.

"Professor Kim Jong-Hwan, already known as the creator of 'robot football', has developed 14 artificial chromosomes that he says will determine robots' 'personality'.

"He believes that within 20 years lonely people will use their personal robots to keep them company, replacing cats and dogs."


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