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06-26-13, 02:09 PM #1
Remote-controlled cockroaches created for search-and-rescue missionsTo create a cyborg cockroach,scientists embed a chipwith a wireless receiver and transmitter onto aMadagascarHissing Cockroack, making a somewhat endearing-looking little cockroach backpack. That backpack is wired to the cyborg’s antennae and its sensory organs on its abdomen and can trick the hapless animal into believing that it has bumped into a wall and must turn. In simulating walls, the scientists can effectively steer the insect.Scientists atNorth Carolina State Universityhave invented remote-controlled cockroaches that they expect will be used as search-and-rescue animals, sent to disaster zones to hunt for survivors and relay back information that will help to map the damage.
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