Published on 09 Nov 2017

​World’s Smallest Cyborg Insect developed by MAE researchers

MAE researchers have developed the world's smallest cyborg insect, which can move right and left, backward and forward, with the click of a button.

With a small wireless stimulator backpack and two coin-cell batteries, electrical pulses are applied to the insect’s antennae through the electrodes, which mimic those that the insect would feel when its antennae touch an object, to cause the insect to turn on its escape mechanism.

Due to its small size, the cyborg beetle can be used in search and rescue missions to locate survivors buried under rubble.