August 20, 2014

Research Paves Way for Development of Cyborg Moth ‘Biobots’

Photo credit: Alper Bozkurt. Click to enlarge.

North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. The work opens the door to the development of remotely-controlled moths, or “biobots,” for use in emergency response.