The idea of a mechanical robot giving birth to a child seems absurd. However, many of the technologies we use today began as outlandish concepts at one point or another. A robot is a machine that resembles a human person and is capable of autonomously replicating some human actions and activities. The majority of us have preconceptions about what a robot is and how it should behave.
Our understanding of mechanical machines will develop through time, from purely mechanical devices to hybrid mechanical-organic contraptions, primarily alive machines, and pure synthetic life forms, with the process of creating machines being superseded by the process of growing them. Artificial intelligence (AI) will be phased out in favor of degrees of synthetic intelligence, which will be followed by what many would regard as a better kind of “genuine” intellect.
The Biorobotics Revolution Is About to Begin
The term “biot,” which means “biological robot,” is a smart adjective. Several new disciplines are bridging the gap between biology and robotics. Cybernetics, bionics, biomimicry, and synthetic biology are only a few examples. 3D printers will be used to create human tissue, stem cells, and even artificial blood cells in this scenario. Bone, cartilage, muscle, teeth, organs, blood arteries, and even ears may be printed using other 3D manufacturing equipment.
With the cloning of Dolly, the sheep in 1996, the science of cloning became well known. Hundreds of other animals, including camels, dogs, deer, horses, monkeys, cows, frogs, rabbits, and many others, have been closed since then. Human cloning has long been considered a logical outgrowth of animal research, offering an identical genetic clone of any individual. There’s a distinction to be made between “natural clones” and “manufactured clones,” which appear like identical twins in humans and other species. Gene cloning, reproductive cloning, and therapeutic cloning are the three forms of artificial cloning.
Artificial Womb Technology
Emanuel Greenberg invented the first artificial womb in 1955, which was more than 60 years ago. Japanese researchers succeeded in nurturing goat babies in a machine containing artificial amniotic fluid for weeks in the mid-1990s. The lowest gestational age for human embryos to survive has been pushed down to less than 22 weeks thanks to recent advances in neonatal intensive care. This is only about halfway through a typical 40-week pregnancy. The technology isn’t nearly as far-fetched as it appears. As a replacement organ, an artificial uterus might be used in a variety of ways.
With this quick rundown of some of the most recent developments, the thought of a robot giving birth to a baby, whether a baby human or a baby robot, no longer seems so far-fetched. Controlling weather, gravity, and time have long been theoretical sciences that have progressed from science fiction to science realities, and the notion of robots giving birth to robots is approaching the same point.
Victoria, created by Miami, FL-based Gaumard scientific and initially unveiled in 2014, is the first robot to give birth to a child robot. Victoria’s eyes can now concentrate and engage with her caregivers, allowing users to do a neurological evaluation that looks for symptoms of a stroke, head trauma, drug use, cranial nerve damage, and other disorders in her eye movements. Most significantly, Victoria pushes the boundaries of labor and delivery education. Now a robot also can celebrate “mother’s day” and enjoy motherhood.
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