Everything that ever exists is the result of the interaction between subatomic particles. Everything. This includes organic matter, the illusion we perceive to be life, and even conscious thought. "Life" on Earth is actually just complex systems of particle interaction that have developed through the course of billions of years. Look at your hand right now and tell me where the animate ends and the inanimate begins. That line between the living and non-living is ambiguous, and ultimately it is a distinction that we have created with the tool of thought. The illusion of thought is an advanced process that resulted from the aforementioned particle interaction. Let me explain through the example of artificial intelligence, or robots.
Given that both thought and life are (self-engineered) illusions, there is really nothing impairing the creation of non-organic "life," besides our own species' ingenuity, meaning that a robot's emulation of life is really no different than a human's life at all. Both are the interaction of complex systems of particles and energy. This raises a new question.
If we technically have the potential to create "life," does that make us divine beings? No, quite the contrary. It simply means that we have the trivial ability to apply our own illusion of life to the complex systems (robots) that we create. Moreover, the laws of physics still apply to and literally dictate our lives. Nothing divine about that, because life is simply a label we apply to complex and functional systems of interacting matter. Realistically, all matter is constantly interacting with itself, whether we label it as "alive" or not. If you don't believe me, then what are you looking at right now?