Science fiction robots are commonly humanoid machines with rigid bodies, specialized appendages and specific functions that have been pre-programmed.
I realized that by combining nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and advanced materials, I could create a flexible robotic organism that was not limited to a single structure or purpose.
EVE’s prototype nanobots are designed for specific functions, such as generating energy, storing data, managing waste, or producing materials. There are also nanobots for other processes. Xenobot organs become a distributed robotic system, allowing for more size, form, and function options. EVE’s artificial intelligence scheme allows for real-time elasticity and flexibility in defining and executing missions.
Many obstacles remain to the implementation of proposed capabilities, though most are conceivable today. Such an organism has a promise to address such pressing global problems as:
- Removing carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere, thereby reducing global warming;
- Cleaning up ocean pollution by removing plastics;
- Providing clean energy from distributed photosynthetic systems;
- Enforcing global security through worldwide surveillance and enforcement; and
- Many other applications.
A major issue is the control of the ethical and moral decisions that guide EVE’s actions. These are derived from the beliefs and thoughts of human designers and require direction from the consensus of authorities.