Robot has her first period in chilling scientific feat which will bring machines even closer to humanity
A ROBOT has had its first period in an incredible scientific feat which brings us a step closer to creating robots in our own image.
Scientists at Northwestern University used human cells to recreate a female reproductive system in a box.
And after switching on their lab-based creation, researchers claim that the book-sized biobot, dubbed EVATAR, had completed its first menstrual cycle.
Specialists worked on each part of the reproductive system to build EVATAR; one team working on an ovary and another on the cervix.
It's hoped that a number of fake organ systems could be linked up to create a "human in a dish".
It's been claimed that humans could begin to marry robots in as little as thirty years' time.
But top professors including Stephen Hawking have warned that society should be terrified of artificial intelligence and robot advances.
But this new system is more likely to save lives.
The Frankenstein-style creation will allow pharmaceutical companies to test new drugs on these half humans to see if they cause any nasty reactions.
And in the case of EVATAR, scientists will be able to see the difference in reactions between men and women.
It follows news of fleshy 'bio-bots' made of living cells which can wriggle and walk.
The fleet of walking "bio-bots" are powered using muscle cells and controlled using electrical and optical pulses.