Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Ratbot: Remote control rats

| Here come the ratbots | BBC News (via Wikipedia)
"Guided rats controlled through implants in their brains could one day be used to search for landmines or buried victims of earthquakes, scientists say.

An extraordinary experiment has seen researchers steering five rodents - so-called ratbots - through an obstacle course by remote control.

Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists say the ratbots could reach places inaccessible to humans or machines.

The research team is led by Dr Sanjiv Talwar, of the State University of New York, US."

See also the original announcement in Nature.


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