Perhaps everyone would not be at ease seeing cockroaches but what if they were made to help save lives especially during disasters. Would that change the entire complexion people have over them?
A team of Japanese scientists have reportedly come up with creepy looking cyborg cockroaches designed to save lives especially during disasters. Tiny fuel cells were used to power these cyborg insects.
The battery-free bugs can be remotely controlled with a wireless sensor network, locating trapped victims in calamities such as earthquakes or tsunamis even.
The tiny fuel cell generates electricity by breaking down trehalose, a type of sugar found in the roach’s body fluid. The fluid flows through a small needle-like pipe inserted into the roach’s torso and into a tank through the process of diffusion.