Pest Control. Literally.

Been impressed by all the little RC planes and helicopters in the toystore windows of late? Hirotaka Sato and his team at Berkeley have gone one or two steps further with this RC beetle, and no, it’s not a volkswagen.

cyborg beetle

Instead of building a robot from scratch, they use the insect’s own flight capacity and control it with pulses of electricity to its optic lobes.

3 Responses to Pest Control. Literally.

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  2. Kristin says:

    That’s very cool. I remember seeing something like that with a cockroach I believe.

  3. I don’t know about you but I prefer cell universe. There is just something wonderful about tiny living organisms that can kill big and complex ones .

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