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Radio-Controlled Cyborg Beetles Become Reality 150

Posted by timothy
from the tsa-agents-didn't-show-enough-drive dept.
holy_calamity writes "DARPA's plans to create brain chips for insects so they can be steered like an RC plane are bearing fruit. Videos show that a team at Berkeley can use radio signals to tell palm-sized African beetles to take off and land, and to lose altitude and steer left or right when in flight. They had to use the less-than-inconspicuous giant beetles because other species are too weak to take off with the weight of the necessary antenna and brain and muscle electrodes."
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Radio-Controlled Cyborg Beetles Become Reality

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