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Remote-controlled cyborg cockroaches could one day be among the first responders at disaster scenes to help locate survivors.
A team of researchers at North Carolina State University has created a swarm ofcyborg cockroaches, nicknamed "biobots," that are equipped with microphones to pick up sounds and trace them to their sources. The researchers hope the biobots could one day be used in disaster-relief situations to locate survivors.
originally posted by: Jenisiz
a reply to: nukedog
Yeah is been around for awhile. Flying insects were done back in 2012ish
But this kind of technology has stirred up an ethics debate. Allowing people, especially untrained individuals, to attach the backpacks and electrodes to the cockroaches has raised concerns about animal cruelty among some advocates and experts.