Artificial creatures could replace extinct species

Nov 23, 2017, 6:10 AM EST
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(Source: MeTaMiND EvoLuTioN MeTaVoLuTioN/flickr)

Arjen Bangma, who curated the Robotanica exhibition at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven last month, opines that artificially intelligent robots could help restore damaged ecosystems by replacing extinct and vanishing species.

The exhibition, which explored how robots can serve nature in a positive way, proved a confluence point from designers and artists proposing radical ideas like releasing artificial woodpeckers in the countryside, writes Dezeen.

Bangma sees the concept of “Biobots” or robotics within nature as a novel solution to save and preserve species and the one with requires interdisciplinary collaboration between designers, artists and scientists.