Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cyber Roach

Strange as it may seem, Scientists at North Carolina State University have invented remote-controlled cockroaches which they envision may one day be used to locate survivors in search and rescue missions.

A transmitter/receiver is attached to the back of a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and connected to it's antennae. When the scientist want the roach to turn, they send a small electrical signal which tricks it into believing it is has come across a wall (e.g. wall on the left, so turn right). The little cyber roaches are then controlled via Microsoft's Kinect gaming technology. A route is plotted and the Kinect steers and monitors their movement.

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