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Cockroach-spy created for the Russian army - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:51
Russian scientists have created a unique microscopic robots the size of insects. However, they have chosen for the experiment is not the most pleasant arthropod - cockroach, which has already been called a joke mikroterminatorom. The aim of the experience of Kaliningrad scientists, according to the specialists themselves, was the study of biomechanics and behavior of living beings on the example of one of the most ancient insect world. "We wanted to see what technological difficulties await us along the way. And intellectual difficulties. Can we solve the problems posed by nature. Well, as the practice could ", - said the director of the Chemical and Biological Institute BFU them. Kant Maxim Patrushev. In fact, to develop such mikroterminatora, it took a little more than six months, and about 1.5 billion rubles. The result is a cyborg beetle about 10 centimeters in length, able to accelerate to a speed of 30 centimeters per second. In addition, active cockroach created hundreds of miniature parts can carry a payload of about 10 grams. And it, in turn, can be, for example, a miniature video camera.