Research paves way for development of cyborg moth “biobots”

August 20, 2014 8:18 PM

41 0

Research paves way for development of cyborg moth “biobots”

North Carolina State Univ. researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response.

“In the big picture, we want to know whether we can control the movement of moths for use in applications such as search and rescue operations,” says Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work. “The idea would be ...

Also read: Devs React: Nintendo unveils its hybrid-handheld console Switch

Read more

To category page