Re: RC Bugs

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 10 May 1997 12:44:16 -0400 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 interfaces
> in general?

The RC roach experiment involves tearing out the roach's antennae, and
implanting electrodes at the root where the nerves are. They then use
electrical impulses to each antenna to simulate the sensation of the
antenna hitting a solid object. Sensing this, the roach's natural
response is to turn away, so this allows scientists to steer the roach.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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