Roachbot: Cockroach Controlled Robot

Posted on December 9, 2007  Comments (3)

Roaches are gross. Robots are good. But — cockroach-controlled robots?” Nice quote 🙂 The video shows roboticist Garnet Hertz’s large robot moved by a cockroach on a pingpong ball (a cockroach trackball).

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3 Responses to “Roachbot: Cockroach Controlled Robot”

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    March 29th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

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