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RoboRoach: Control a live cyborg cockroach from your phone

In what they dub a marriage of behavioral neuroscience and neural engineering, the minds at Backyard Brains have mounted a Kickstarter project that lets you build your own cyborg out of a bug.

By June 12, 2013


Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By May 26, 2015


Cold-loving cockroaches invade New York, scientists confirm

A cold-tolerant species of roach is calling New York City home and fueling the nightmares of residents.

By December 9, 2013


Tap Twitter, control a cockroach

Almost as certain as death and taxes is the cockroach. Now one artist has turned the tables on the pesky arthropod by taming it with some tech components and Twitter.

By December 26, 2012


Could cyborg insects act as first responders?

DARPA-funded research looks at how to bug bugs and generate electricity from their movements and body heat.

By November 27, 2011