Re: RC Bugs

Sean Morgan (
Fri, 09 May 1997 23:17:19 -0600 wrote:
>I heard something exciting on the radio: some Japanese scientists
apparently have
>elaborated a neural interface to cockroaches' brains. They plan on using the
>(remote-controlled?) bugs to inspect places where humans can't go.
>Does someone have any more information on this particular case or on neural
>in general?

I saved a picture of roboroach at

My favorite quote about this, "They are not very nice insects. They are a
little bit smelly, and there's something about the way they move their
antennae. But they look nicer when you put a little circuit on their backs
and remove their wings."

In general, try Anders's page:
Sean Morgan ( | "If instead we were computer-simulated beings
| in a computer-simulated universe you wouldn't | be able to tell -- except that nuclear physics
| would show round-off errors not unlike the
| uncertainty principle." Uh, wait a minute ...