Tag Results for moth (5)

  1. Moth Pupa + MEMS Chip = Remote Controlled Cyborg Insect

    PHOTO: Boyce Thompson Institute Take a moth during its pupal stage. Insert electrodes and a control chip into it. Wait a few days. The result? An unmanned aerial vehicle, of course! Turning moths (or pigeons, rats, beetles, bees, and sharks, for that matter) into remote controlled cyborg critters has long been a goal of mad scientists and DARPA program managers. Spectrum's Sally Adee reports on the latest initiatives of DARPA's HI-MEMS, or Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems project. (I guess the name says it all.)…

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  2. Forward Bias

    September 28, 2007 This Weekâ''s Theme: Unmanned UAVs are branching out. We now have: The Robo-Copter (via Danger Room) The flying robo-ethernet hub Various Robo-Peppered Moths â''Swarms of mini unmanned aircraft infiltrate ventilation systems, perch somewhere or morph into the scenery and await the opportunity to personally deliver their one-pound explosive.â'' and a Robo-jet-ski! (An unmanned maritime reconnaissance vehicle, from QinetiQ, a "UK defense contractor with poor spelling.â'') But, you may ask yourself, how will I carry all my drones around? Why, in the UXV Combatant Warship Made for Drone Battles, of course. …

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