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parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction)

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Parthenogenesis, also called asexual reproduction,  is the creation of new life from the cell(s) of a single parent. In robotics, the term is used to describe the potential ability for a robot to be able to reproduce itself.

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This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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