Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't read this if you're prone to paranoia.

The Army's Remote-Controlled Beetle

A giant flower beetle with implanted electrodes and a radio receiver on its back can be wirelessly controlled, according to research presented this week. Scientists at the University of California developed a tiny rig that receives control signals from a nearby computer. Electrical signals delivered via the electrodes command the insect to take off, turn left or right, or hover in midflight. The research, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), could one day be used for surveillance purposes or for search-and-rescue missions.

8 comments:

buggy whipped said...

Somehow I am bugged that bugs can be bugged.

Mac said...

And if bugs can be bugged, can the bugs' bugs be bugged . . . ?

Horton hears a Who? said...

Infinite regress in the psychic landscape of Dr. Seuss?

Mac said...

Infinite regress in the psychic landscape of Dr. Seuss?

Something like that!

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