|September 27, 2012
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered how to turn cockroaches into steerable cyborg bugs.
Using a light-weight microchip that is wired to the cockroach’s sensory organs, the researchers are able to control the movement of the bug with a joystick.
“Our aim was to determine whether we could create a wireless biological interface with cockroaches, which are robust and able to infiltrate small spaces,” Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, explained in a statement....
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