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Roach Biobot

Uploaded By: Amin Abdossalami. Added on: 08 September 2012.
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Roboroach steering with a remote control
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That microcontroller is wired into the cockroach’s antennae and cerci. Located in the abdomen, the cerci are sensory organs that detect air movement in order to warn of possible approaching predators. When the cerci are instead stimulated by the microcontroller, the result is the same as it would normally be – the cockroach thinks that something is coming at it from behind, and scuttles forward.
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