Hacked Gadgets Forum

July 20, 2009

Moth Head Robot

at 10:45 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, What Were They Thinking

 

We have seen insect robots here before such as the Cockroach Robot, that thing makes me shiver just looking at it. In this example a Moth Brain Controlling a Robot.

Via: BotJunkie

"The team found that the moth can steer the car and quickly adapt to changes in the way the vehicle operates — for example by introducing a steering bias to the left or right similar to the effect of a flat tyre. In another, more advanced, test, the team severed a moth’s head and mounted it onto the front of a similar vehicle. They then directed similar odour stimuli to the contraption which the insect’s still-functioning antennae and brain picked up."