June 3, 2009

Cyborg insects

This is a another brilliant video showing the merging of insect and robot.Below on the graph it shows where computer intelligence surpassed insect intelligence back just before year 2000. So i guess it's not a big leap to think that we could make remote controlled insects. This is kinda scary though. Imagine if this technology got into the wrong hands or in the clutches of the military. Potentially creating swarms of insects and controlling them using software similar to the SWARM robotics field. Alot of the SWARM robotics programs were modeled on insect swarm behavior. James McLurkin's research on his page talks of this. If you are intersted in swarm robotics check out www.swarmrobot.org which is an open source community which explains all of this stuff.

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