X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Robot Controlled by a Moth [Mothbot]

by Alisha K.
Advertisement

You know, after Mothra, after Godzilla–and let’s not forget Mechagodzilla–the Japanese ought to know better. By which I mean… making a moth bot? Way to go, guys. You’ve just killed us all.

japan moth robot

Japanese studies on insect brains recently led a team of researchers to wire a moth to a robot. Using the scent of female moths to control the moth’s motion, they learned “the moth can steer the [robot] car and quickly adapt to changes in the way the vehicle operates — for example by introducing a steering bias to the left or right similar to the effect of a flat tyre.”

The article is full of magical fun uses for insect bots, but all I’m seeing is my imminent demise. Got to go; time to stock up on bug spray.

[via Hacked Gadgets]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Finger Machines

Finger Machines

Mowgli (Trailer)

Mowgli (Trailer)

Deal: Pakpod Adventure Tripod

Deal: Pakpod Adventure Tripod

Advertisement
Mercedes AMG GT S Roadster: Wind in Your Hair at 192 mph

Mercedes AMG GT S Roadster: Wind in Your Hair at 192 mph

Ferrari 812 Superfast Hits Nearly 200 mph on the Autobahn

Ferrari 812 Superfast Hits Nearly 200 mph on the Autobahn

Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Record Attempt Date Slated for 2019

Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Record Attempt Date Slated for 2019