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Remote-controlled rats to sniff out explosives

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posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 01:38 PM
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"An elite squad of real but remote-controlled rats could soon be scouring enemy bases and sniffing out explosives for the US military.

The rodents are directed using a series of brain implants, which can be operated wirelessly from a distance of several hundred metres. Now, for the first time, the researchers behind the project have demonstrated the ability to control the rodents' movements before activating their “sniffer dog” instincts.

John Chapin and colleagues at the State University of New York, US, say the rats could eventually sniff out hidden weapons or act as remote video sensors for military and police forces.

With colleagues from the University of Florida in Gainesville, US, they have previously shown that brain implants can be used to steer the rats over an assault course, or home in on a particular odour. But combining the two tricks is a significant step towards turning them into useful “robo-rodents”.

www.newscientist.com...

Robo-rats is a pretty "out-there" concept but a scary reality. If it works in rats whats next?




posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 01:50 PM
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ahhhhh!!! it's part of the NWO plan! the next thing is that we going to be inplanted with the the thing!



posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 01:53 PM
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Ha, i had just watched 'Serpico' the other night, this reminds me of him telling that story about his heroin catching pet mouse, who'd crawl into the walls and retreive the junk.



posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by DrHoracid
"An elite squad of real but remote-controlled rats could soon be scouring enemy bases and sniffing out explosives for the US military.

The rodents are directed using a series of brain implants, which can be operated wirelessly from a distance of several hundred metres. Now, for the first time, the researchers behind the project have demonstrated the ability to control the rodents' movements before activating their “sniffer dog” instincts.

John Chapin and colleagues at the State University of New York, US, say the rats could eventually sniff out hidden weapons or act as remote video sensors for military and police forces.

With colleagues from the University of Florida in Gainesville, US, they have previously shown that brain implants can be used to steer the rats over an assault course, or home in on a particular odour. But combining the two tricks is a significant step towards turning them into useful “robo-rodents”.

www.newscientist.com...

Robo-rats is a pretty "out-there" concept but a scary reality. If it works in rats whats next?



Why dont u join your brothers, you would make urself useful in this holy cruisade instead of idealizing it.When are you gonna enlist???



posted on Apr, 25 2005 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by motionknight
Why dont u join your brothers, you would make urself useful in this holy cruisade instead of idealizing it.When are you gonna enlist???


That was a little too vague, please restate your intent here. The crusades ended a few hundred years ago.



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 05:31 AM
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Shouldn't this be in the "Weaponry" forum?



posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 09:05 PM
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Does make me wonder,

If we are doing this with rats, what might someone with more sophisticated technology be doing with us?

Now get back to your workstation and do what humans are supposed to do.
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