Monday, July 1, 2013

How To Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect

From NC State University:

North Carolina State University researchers are using video game technology to remotely control cockroaches on autopilot, with a computer steering the cockroach through a controlled environment. The researchers are using the technology to track how roaches respond to the remote control, with the goal of developing ways that roaches on autopilot can be used to map dynamic environments – such as collapsed buildings.

[read more] [via popsci]

Notes

  1. kirailabs reblogged this from dede33444444 and added:
    Oh wonderful, now Microsoft is going to have *maps* of houses as WELL as pictures of everyone who buys a XBone.
  2. flamingpyre reblogged this from dede33444444 and added:
    Can this be used to steer them the FUCK AWAY FROM ME?!?!?!?!
  3. dede33444444 reblogged this from personalfactory and added:
    What the fuck?
  4. krakkenmedia reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    This… This is so cool
  5. breakingthematrix reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Ladies and gentlemen. Do you realize the potentially negative implications of the Kinect(Microsoft XBOX) technology?...
  6. dermoosealini reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Baby cockroach never did anything to you. Poor thing.
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    Just out of curiosity, what are the ethical considerations involved, if any?
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    Can we make the roaches just to autopilot out of my house!
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