Friday, April 3, 2009

Aptly Named

The London-based Financial Times reports that a self-directed robot (called Adam) at Aberystwyth University (located in Wales) working with scientists from Cambridge University developed and conducted an experiment without human intervention.

Although the experiments were relatively simple -- involving baker's yeast -- the results, and the means of obtaining, were published in the journal Science.

The scientific team is already working a more "elegant" successor to the robot, to be named Eve.

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