Cyborg Insects

Submitted by: salamfuture 8 years ago Science
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Cyborg insects that are being developed and see a robot controlled by a moth.
There are 51 comments:
Male 239
"Combining living and machine components can eventually make robotics more effective,"

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! . . .

Creepy stuff!

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Male 296
How is it cruel? It sends impulses to their nerves/muscles whatever (i`m not a biologist), just like they were doing it themselves. It doesn`t hurt.
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Male 928
Hydolysate, bugs are so stupid they don`t even know they`re alive. It really, really doesn`t matter what we do to them. Although the moth looked kinda pitiable, I must say.
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Male 57
"seriously, what new information can be achieved from this? Yes, I do think it is cruel and unnecessary."

The ability to link robotic limbs to the brain so people who have lost an arm / leg can have that function back. or for people who have lost their eye sight can have a robotic eye instead.

also its not crule at all. if it can give something back to poeple who have lost something or born with out. then its worth it.

and dont say " how about we do these tests on you!" bollocks. the whole point of doing it on animals / insects is so that it doesnt have to be done on humans

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Male 946
i prefer catching a fly, putting it in the freezer for 5 mins then tying cotton around its leg. pet fly!
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Male 369
not really cyborg is it!
i always thought cybor was mechanical parts controlled by an organic brain... but this is just controlling organic parts with electrical impulses
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Male 609
ARR ROBOTS ARE GONNA TAKE OVER ZE WORLD
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Male 205
"I don`t get it - they`ve proven many times through other experiments that you can control movements by stimulating various parts of the brian"

just becuase we know we can control movements by stimulating variuos parts of the brian maens we shuoldn`t work to improve our knowledge and understanding of this potentially revolutionary sceince? thgir?

the end goal here is not to be able to remote control moths, this kind of research could save lives. frankly, drat the moths

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Male 1,014
How is that not animal cruelty? Just imagine, one day it will be puppies and kittens...if it isn`t already.....BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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Female 10
That`s just mean... and it makes me sad. :(
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Female 48
Ever seen that one with the c*ckroach?
Because it censors it. I so don`t want it to say, `roosterroach`.
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Male 550
Animal abuse! A bug`s fate is to be bugged. Oh, the irony...
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Male 666
^ Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
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Male 2,344
Why don`t you leave the things alone and stop trying to take every mind over.
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Male 666
7 of 9
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Male 17
RelaxEnjoy, maybe they should attach that in your brain? Uh, I forgot, you don`t have one.
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Male 4,290
"they`ve proven many times through other experiments that you can control movements by stimulating various parts of the brian"

You can stimulate me all day baby ;)

(My name is Brian)

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Male 2,395
Cool. and interesting.
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Female 195
I don`t get it - they`ve proven many times through other experiments that you can control movements by stimulating various parts of the brian -

RelaxEnjoy - seriously, what new information can be achieved from this? Yes, I do think it is cruel and unnecessary.

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Male 205
oh yes, this has absolutely no beneficial applications: its cruel and unnecessary.
(sarcasm)

you`re so drating stupid its unbelievable

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Female 156
If everyone`s voting no robot buggies, why not just make a ROBOTBUG, and i do NOT mean robot controlled bug, i mean a *ahem* ROBOTIC BUG. No one gets hurt in the process and we can all be happy with the slightly more effort needing but just as good ROBOTBUG. :D
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Male 117
Cruel and stupid!!!
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Female 73
So cruel, even if it is on insects.
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Male 619
fracking PETA`s going to be all over this...
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Female 2,074
Slightly disturbing. Well, very.
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Female 243
I feel like that`s animal abuse
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Male 7
OK CREEPY! Really this is just verging on bizarre!
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Male 31
www.lost.eu/747e0

that is a really wierd idea

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Male 614
oh my god! they`re mind controlling bugs, soon it will be us! Then they`d be using human corpses to fight for us, so instead of being burried, you`re taken by the military. o.o
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Male 261
In the future we`ll be waring against cyborgs controlled by biological brains.

Better ready your cans of Raid.

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Male 3,296
i meant i would kill any i saw

obviously i cant kill them all

am aware that

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Male 576
I learned at a young age that if you want a bug to fly funny, you just rip a wing off. I guess those nerdy kids that did there homework during recess are finally catching up.
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Female 128
Pretty cool, but that was so mean the way they were treating the bugs
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Male 10,440
200 million insects for every human being on earth... if your planning on killing them, then it would be best to use some sort of virus or mess up the food chain somehow.
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Male 4,012
It`s actually probably been done on humans a long time ago. Insofar as I think it`s the easiest way the scientists of old to have mapped out the sensory and motor homonculus on our brain.

"zap here - oooh, feet twitches, that must be the part where feet is being controlled... *ZAP* ahhh hands jerking!" etc etc.

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Female 4,028
One question:
Why?
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Male 340
Haha, that`s an odd way to solve the problem Tony...
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Male 12
wow speachless powpowking
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Male 3,296
dude am killing every insect i see from now on
n
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Female 1,572
:/ that seems like it`d hurt....meanies!
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Male 340
This does seem a bit mean...attaching them to strings, tweaking their muscles, and making them do things.

What if it was a real human they tested this on? It would basically be the same thing.

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Male 151
i must ask, why?
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Male 174
How bizzare.
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Male 3,301
^^ Yes! Meat is murder!

Tasty, tasty murder (*drool*). Yum.

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Female 45
that;s mean. DOWN WITH ANIMAL TESTING
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Male 551
...lol.....bug-type pokemon is now a very real reality......I CHOOSE YOU BUTTERFREE!!!! USE FLY!......oh boy!....I can`t wait for grass-type pokemon...lmao!
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Male 272
poor bugs.
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Female 475
i dont like that. if they put it into bugs one day they will put it into us. i hope im dead before that happens.
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Male 1,289
Wow that`s...kind of disturbing if you think about it...
Cyborgs have always kinda creeped me out...
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Male 2,113
very cool
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Male 5
Link: Cyborg Insects [Rate Link] - Cyborg insects that are being developed and see a robot controlled by a moth.
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