[Video] Wissenschaftler haben künstlichen Wurm mit Computercode erstellt, der sich wie ein natürlicher Wurm verhält

Ever imagined that one day there will be open source attempt to construct an artificial life form from the cellular level to the point where it’ll able to have basic problem-solving abilities? May be you didn’t, but the OpenWorm Project did. The OpenWorm Project has created an artificial worm which started wriggling after creating basic elements of that worm virtually and using computer code.

Artificial Worm

The OpenWorm project brought together scientists and programmers from around the world in order to entirely recreate the structure and behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans inside a machine. The 1 mm worm usually lives in warm soil. However, this worm is the very first multi-cellular organism to have its whole genome completely sequenced.

NeuroML Connectome

NeuroML Connectome

Therefore, scientists as well as programmers nominated this creature as a “perfect candidate” for the project because it exhibits relatively advanced behavior such as finding a mate and avoiding predators despite being composed of just 1,000 cells.

Coding For Artificial Worm