Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remote-control tech turns cockroaches into beasts of burden - Future of Tech on NBCNews.com

Scientists have outfitted a cockroach with a high-tech backpack that allows them to remotely control where it scurries.

While the concept may sound terrifying, anyone buried alive under rubble in an earthquake will shout for joy at the sight of one of these bugs. The shout will be relayed to rescue teams.

Search and rescue robots are already in use. Many were showcased during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan

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