“BioBot” Roaches Could Save Lives With Tiny Backpacks

Researchers at North Carolina State University are creating cyborg cockroaches in the hopes that the insects might eventually assist first-responders in locating victims after a disaster.  They’ve created a small “backpack” that contains microphones to pick up sounds like cries for help and electrodes to stimulate the cockroach’s antenna, which steers the insects. The pack then can send location information to rescuers.

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Press release: https://news.ncsu.edu/2014/11/bozkurt-roach-biobot-2014/

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