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Monday, 09 March 2015 18:00

Engineers from the University of Texas A & M miniature computer connected to the nervous system of a living cockroach. This made it possible to remotely control animals and spend filming in broken sewer.

Scientists have placed on the backs of cockroaches computer chip, two electrodes of which was sent to the nerves controlling insect legs. This made it possible, in particular, by means of electrical impulses, which are sent to the team on the remote control to control the direction of movement of the animal.

The researchers note that in laboratory tests they were able to control about 70 percent of the time during which the insects move. In a field experiment, this time dropped to 60 percent.

Power chip was carried out using a miniature lithium battery, so that the total weight of the load on the cockroach did not exceed three grams. Engineers say that although some species of cockroaches are capable of withstanding loads up to five times their own weight, this leads to a reduction of their endUrance.

Cockroaches cyborg scientists propose to use as a replacement for the robot. According to scientists, the insects are better at movement in tight spaces, and a variety of cameras and sensors that can be placed on their body will allow to collect all the necessary information.

Separately, experts are concerned about the possible addiction insect irritation electrical impulses and follow it their uncontrollability. Thus, the experiments carried out in 1997, the University of Tokyo have shown that cockroaches over time begin to ignore the electrical stimuli.

Engineers are also interested in the possibility of a coordinated behavior of these insects and their control of movement for long periods of time. Separately, scientists are concerned about the ethical issues arising in intervening electronics into a living organism.


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