We've seen insects with microchips attached used as zombie drones and weapon trackers, thanks to DARPA. But now a group at the University of Michigan has a plan to unleash cyborg insects equipped with sensors as first responders in dangerous environments.
The bugs carry small devices on their backs that harvest the energy of wing movements, and use it to power cameras, microphones, sensors and communication equipment.
"Through energy scavenging, we could potential power cameras, microphones and other sensors and communication equipment that an insect could carry aboard a tiny backpack," said Professor Khalil Najafi, chair of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Michigan. "We could send these 'bugged' bugs into dangerous or enclosed environments where we would not want humans to go."
This is a real big stepfor spyingtech. Seriously, how much farther can this go? On the other hand, though I'm not paranoid about privacy and stuff like that, but this thing could really go into locker rooms. I also recently read a popsci article on face recognition software that recognized facebook users. This thing could really go out and search for criminals, but nevertheless this not something I would like buzzing around me.
RoboRoach 'que robocop theme'
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Know I understand how god\the aliens always know what we humans have up to. Those roaches everywhere in the world, well in fact they are really organic bug spies for our cloaked alien visitors. Yea, it all begins to make sense now. I better go get more RAID and tin foil for my hat.
Seriously? I hate bugs! If one of those robot bugs was to come in my home,I would think it's a cockroach and smush it flat with my shoes!!I hate cockroaches so much,that I can see when they are coming.Uh,some people are sensitive to bugs!!!!!!!1