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A team of scientists is developing robots made of ice capable of self-repairing and rebuilding themselves using local ice upon landing on planets, in one of the most bizarre and exciting ideas about exploring planets beyond our solar system yet, according to a study recently presented at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE Spectrum reports.

Recently demonstrated with a machine called IceBot, the novel robot concept could represent the future of uncrewed exploration on other planets.

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