Researchers create cybernetic moth capable of being controlled remotely

August 21, 2014 1:21 AM

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The long-term goal is to potentially enable the use of moths as “biobots”, which could be used to aid in search and rescue operations.

Researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have created a cybernetic moth by implanting electrodes in the creature early in its life cycle. The implants allow the scientist to control the moth’s flight, as well as giving them insight into just how the creature flies.

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