By Marcus on 11. September 2011 — 1 min read

Instead of working to build and control robotic insects, Michel Maharbiz and collaborators at the University of California, Berkeley, hijacked the real thing. This six-centimeter-long flower beetle is fitted with electronics that stimulate its brain and flight muscles. Signals delivered by radio waves command its flight.

Tom Simonite. Chasing Nature. Technology Review. October 2011. 

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