Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have managed to control the movement of beetles. They have done this by connecting small radio antenna to electrodes and shocking the beetles nervous system. A live cyborg beetle? I am not sure if I am intrigued or disturbed.
Considering that the cyborg beetle project is funded by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) there could be a more literal meaning to bugging a room. Check out more images of UC Berkeley's cyborg insects, as well as a video of a similar project undertaken by researchers at Cornell University, above.
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By: Michael Woodworth - Published: Oct 5, 2009 • References: newscientist