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Insect Borg for the US military

How fun! The Pentagon is searching for a few good…bugs*. Bugs that they can control, completely, and that can relay data back to their controllers.

The Pentagon is seeking applications from researchers to help them develop technology that can be implanted into living insects to control their movement and transmit video or other sensory data back to their handlers.

The solicitation envisages the implanted device as a “platform” onto which “various microsystem payloads can be mounted … with the goal of controlling insect locomotion, sens(ing) local environment, and scaveng(ing) power.”

Hopefully this will go better than their honeybee training experiments which, after $3 million, “didn’t work out”.

U.S. military plans to make insect cyborgs | UPI

*Yes, I know that not all insects are bugs.


Written by Jeff

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 1:47 am

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