Sunday, October 14, 2007

Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs.

Some suspect the insectlike drones are high-tech surveillance tools, perhaps deployed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Others think they are, well, dragonflies -- an ancient order of insects that even biologists concede look about as robotic as a living creature can look.

No agency admits to having deployed insect-size spy drones. But a number of U.S. government and private entities acknowledge they are trying.

(Via The Keyhoe Report.)

On a curiously similar note, check out Wikipedia's entry on the debunked "rods" phenomenon.


Anonymous said...

Love those little black booties on that bot....

Mac said...

I actually own the bot in the picture. You wind it up and it jiggles madly.

Anonymous said...

U can get these cool gadgets on Office Toys. My son is an engineer and they make great gifts!