Researchers use Kinect to steer cockroaches on autopilot

Researchers want to utilize the cockroaches to examine and map disaster sites.

Researchers use Kinect to steer cockroaches on autopilot

Science Recorder | James Fluere | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Researchers from North Carolina State University are utilizing Kinect technology to steer cockroaches on autopilot, with a computer moving the cockroach through a controlled environment. The researchers are taking advantage of the video game technology to determine how cockroaches react to the remote control, with the ultimate goal of creating ways that cockroaches on autopilot can be utilized to map dynamic environments like collapsed structures after an earthquake or tornado... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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