So it looks like this is really happening… Humans remote controlling insects!
A group of engineers and scientists has come up with a way to remotely control insects, which they believe could provide an “improved alternative to remote-controlled drones“.
The teams from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of California Berkley created the insect-computer hybrid robot using a living beetle. They inserted electrodes at specific parts of the beetles’ legs, optic lobes and flight muscles which – when triggered by a radio signal – make the insects walk at a specific rate, take off, hover in the air, and turn right or left.
Not really sure what to make of this…I guess this could have helpful human implications as the tech develops. Helping paralyzed people get back the use of their limbs. But for now, I can’t get the image of an evil overlord using millions of bugs, bees and other insects to take the world hostage…