Bringing drones and cyborg cockroaches together to map disaster zones

Bringing drones and cyborg cockroaches together to map disaster zones Michael Irving Researchers at NCSU have developed a way to use remote-controlled cockroaches working in conjunction with drones to help map environments like collapsed buildings(Credit: Eric Whitmire) View gallery – 2 images Robots don’t always need to be built from scratch. In the case of “biobots”, scientists […]

Thermal “walkie-talkies” instruct bacteria to deliver drugs and self-destruct

Thermal “walkie-talkies” instruct bacteria to deliver drugs and self-destruct Michael IrvingNovember 15th, 2016 Caltech research may allow doctors to instruct engineered bacteria in a patient’s body when and where to administer drugs, and when to self-destruct(Credit: Barth van Rossum for Caltech) Rather than shrinking doctors down and sending them inside a patient Fantastic Voyage-style, recruiting microbots and […]

New surveillance technology helps take over drones

New surveillance technology helps take over drones By Tim Broderick Nov 09, 2016 Thanks to a data-gathering surveillance platform originally developed for cities, an emerging battlefield technology will allow soldiers to take control of enemy drones by intercepting and manipulating radio frequencies. Called the Hitachi Visualization Suite (HVS), the platform collects, consolidates, and analyzes technological […]