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Tracking the movement of cyborg cockroaches
February 27, 2017
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New research offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches--or biobots--move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore collapsed buildings and other spaces in order to identify survivors.Full Story
North Carolina State University
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