Robots Podcast #156: RoboRoach

Posted 18 May 2014 at 14:08 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

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In Robots Podcast episode #156, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Bill Reith, an engineer at Backyard Brains. The company is developing RoboRoach, the world’s first commercially available 'cyborg', using funds generated through a successful KickStarter project. Using their kit, you can briefly control the left/right movement of a cockroach from a smart phone using microstimulation of the antenna nerves.

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