A superhero cyborg cockroach could help in rescue operations- here's how
- Madagascar-hissing cockroaches are widely used for cyborg insect research.
- The ultrathin electronics and flexible materials allow the 'cockroaches' to move freely.
- The body-mounted organic solar cell module achieves a power output of 17.2 mW.
Until this point, practical cyborgs may have existed only in Hollywood films. Now, a group of international scientists led by the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) in Japan appears to have made them a reality.
According to a study published in Nature, scientists engineered a system for creating remote-controlled cyborg cockroaches equipped with a tiny wireless control module. The method uses power from a rechargeable battery attached to a solar cell.
The ultra-thin electronics and flexible materials allow the “cockroaches” to move freely.