Helpful, engineered ‘living’ machines in the future?

Engineered, autonomous machines combined with artificial intelligence have long been a staple of science fiction, and often in the role of villain like the Cylons in the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ reboot, creatures composed of biological and engineered materials. But what if these autonomous soft machines were … helpful? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210420183141.htm