Cyborg cockroaches could power own electric 'brains'

 作者:晁糅     |      日期:2019-03-02 05:20:03
By David Robson PITY future cyborg insects. As if being remotely controlled by a human isn’t bad enough, their every movement may be harnessed to power the electronics that hijack their bodies. This could also extend the length of their enslavement, since the microchips had previously relied on tiny batteries with short lifespans. Engineers have been attempting to gain control of insects’ bodies for some time, to act as discreet spies or to take advantage of their advanced sense of smell to detect chemicals or explosives. To do this, researchers implant electrical stimulators that zap certain nerves or brain cells,