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Cyborg Insects

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Cyborg Insects. Cyborg insects that are being developed and see a robot controlled by a moth.
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Hits: 10817 | Favorites: 10 | Emailed: 3 | Rating: 2.7 | Category: Science | Date: 03/19/2008
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Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 243 Posts
Friday, March 21, 2008 8:41:50 AM
"Combining living and machine components can eventually make robotics more effective,"


Creepy stuff!

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 312 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:37:25 PM
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.

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 932 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2008 6:57:10 PM
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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 59 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:57:18 PM
"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

Male, 18-29, Europe
 909 Posts
Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:46:32 PM
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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