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Are "Borg" bugs the next thing?
« on: 12/03/2013 05:29:07 »
"Borg" Bugs...  Star Trek here we come.

I was listening to the radio this evening, and they were talking about cyborg bugs.



http://www.technologyreview.com/news/411814/the-armys-remote-controlled-beetle/
http://scienceblogs.com/neurophilosophy/2009/09/23/flight-of-the-remote-controlled-cyborg-beetle/

It sounds like part of the goal is to utilize the insects natural instincts with minimal signaling, but the control may be a little haphazard too.

But, the next time you see a huge insect clearly out of place, look for a microchip on its head.


 

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Re: Are "Borg" bugs the next thing?
« Reply #1 on: 14/03/2013 04:04:06 »
I think we covered this, or something similar, on an episode of the show a few years ago. One application was to control moths with these systems and the idea was to equip them with cameras and fly them into military / enemy facilities so they could spy on the activity there...
 

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