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RoboRoach Project Not Getting Rave Reviews From PETA
2013-11-01 14:33:01

[ Watch the Video: PETA Doesn’t Like The Idea Of Remote-Controlled Roaches ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this year a new Kickstarter campaign launched that allowed people to fund a project to control cockroaches using an iPhone, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is finally speaking out against the project, months later. RoboRoach is a device that hijacks a cockroach’s antennae, allowing a user to tell the insect to turn...

Scientists Use Video Game Tech To Control Cockroaches
2013-06-25 18:42:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Cockroach cyborgs are apparently becoming more and more popular, with researchers now turning to video games to help steer the insects via autopilot. One group of researchers launched a Kickstarter campaign called RoboRoach that allows you to control a cockroach using your smartphone through re-engineering the insect's antennae. Now, researchers have incorporated Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect system into an electronic interface...

Cockroaches Go High Tech With New RoboRoach
2013-06-12 04:26:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Kickstarter project wants to allow you to own and control your own cyborg cockroach. The RoboRoach is the world's first commercially available "Insect Cyborg" that involves neuroscience and engineering. Researchers from "Backyard Brains" created a device that allows you to install a pack to the antenna of a cockroach and control the insect using an app available on the iPhone. "Our RoboRoach is an innovative marriage of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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