Not even the most sophisticated of today's robots come close to mimicking the flight aerobatics of insects. However, researchers have found a way around that: by programming and taking control of real insects.
It is envisioned that in the future the entire insect brain can be recreated using electronic circuits. Remote controlled insects could be used for all kinds of purposes such as finding people buried under rubble, looking for illegal drugs and so on.
|Category: Animals & Wildlife, Technology||Video type: Other|
|Level: Further & Higher Education||Tags: Insects, New Scientist, Remote controlled, Robots|