A "sperm-injecting robot" has successfully fertilised human eggs, with the operator using a PS5 controller to steer a small mechanised needle during in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures. Two healthy babies have thus far been born, making them the first human beings in history to have been born after fertilisation through the use of automated technology.
Developed by Spanish startup Overture Life, the feat was achieved when "one of the engineers, with no real experience in fertility medicine, used a Sony PlayStation 5 controller to position a robotic needle. Eyeing a human egg through a camera, it then moved forward on its own, penetrating the egg and dropping off a single sperm cell. Altogether, the robot was used to fertilize more than a dozen eggs."
It's an unlikely feather in PlayStation's cap, but one we think Sony marketing and PR should capitalise on. All jokes aside, IVF is an expensive, harrowing and time-consuming endeavour and anything that makes that process easier is pretty great in our reckoning. Practice calling PlayStation "daddy" in the comments section below.
Yeah this is not something I expected to read here but that is pretty kool and ivf is a bitch to afford good luck anyone doing that 😉
"So yeah, my dads names Dualsense, he left before i was born,"
I think I have a career in IVF. Where do I apply?
Someone finally made "Demon Seed" a reality after 46 years.
Even the damn PlayStation is getting more action than I am these days! 😭
Well, this certainly puts Senran Kagura in an entirely new light....
Also ....VR support when? 😆
@BeerIsAwesome If size matters, PS5 can't lose...
'Get used to calling PlayStation "daddy" in the comments section below.' 😂😂
The spirit of those GamesMaster Magazine puns and one liners alive and well in 2023. 😌
I wonder what the haptics felt like...
Soo... does this mean the offspring are cyborgs?
Not an article I typically expect to see on push square…
Quite ironic really when I think of the amount of time I've spent with a contoller over the years when I could have been 'practising' insemination with my partner. I guess the two of them have just cut out the middle man:)
@NEStalgia Size, power, better ventilation. The PS5 had everything I haven't got! 😭
My PS5 controller has the opposite effect when it comes to mating
Another kind of stick drift.
Taking the Sense in Dualsense to a whole new level
Hopefully this will finally bust the myth that Nintendo is the console for kids.
@NEStalgia Nintendo is the console for kids. PlayStation is the console that makes kids. 😁
So you’re saying that PlayStation is now “creating their own target market”, in a very literal sense?
@CastelloGG @Impossibilium Well, they did say they're focusing on growing their market.....
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Resistance is futile
I wonder how much use they made of the haptic feedback...
I guess that's one way to get gamers laid.
Press X to Fornicate
“Two healthy babies”?
Hope they’re named Jim and Ryan… 😹
@Vivisapprentice Hopefully the kids turn out to be epic gamers when they're older.
Pretty cool. Controller sticks are good for steadying things in position so to use it for this is very odd but hey if it works it works.
Otherwise some fair puns/jokes in this comment section.
Up, down, left right for a girl
Down, up, right, left for a boy
The new Mortal Kombat ain't gonna say fatality no more it will say fertility 😂🤦
Oh wow they found a way how to potentially make a giant law suit out of the ps5 controller's stick drift issues! 👌🏼
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