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Biological Machines.. the Cyborgs Come forth.

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A giant flower beetle flies about, veering up and down, left and right. But the insect isn’t a pest, and it isn’t steering its own path. An implanted receiver, microcontroller, microbattery, and six carefully placed electrodes–a payload smaller than a dime and weighing less than a stick of gum–allow an engineer to control the bug wirelessly. By remotely delivering jolts of electricity to its brain and wing muscles, the engineer can make the cyborg beetle take off, turn, or stop midflight.

(For the full article see Technology Review for more twisted information)
Link here : http://www.technologyreview.com/biomedicine/22111/

Here is a VIDEO of the Controlled Bugs.
Holy SHIT!

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Written by Kregor

December 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Posted in Robotics

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