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The U.S. military is secretly researching a wonderful insect robot-manual control

To build a robot from live beetles is not to create an insect robot from scratch, but to use the insect itself as a flying machine. In this way, heavy batteries and micro-processing technologies are avoided, and only manual control systems are required. In other words, the circuits implanted in its nervous system will control it, a semi-mechanical aircraft-half an insect and half a machine.
Semi-Robot insect
   Don’t think this is a joke. This is exactly the project being studied by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration (DARPA).

   As early as 15 years ago, the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration initiated a program of hybrid microelectromechanical systems paired with living organisms. They began to study "robot insects".

Semi-Robot insect

The first batch of results appeared as early as 2008. Then, the U.S. military demonstrated a thoracic implant and "flying insects under the control of the operator." The electronic equipment also successfully controlled the cockroaches. The cockroaches were able to turn left, right and accelerate after the order was given. These commands are transmitted from a computer via wireless transmission to a receiver installed on the back of the cockroach. Humans can control the behavior of these insects, can take off the insects remotely, control their turning and speed when needed, and stop them when they reach a predetermined location. In theory, cockroaches can even survive a nuclear explosion and can be used for nuclear radiation detection.

Semi-Robot insect

The American flower beetle can only carry a weight of 200 to 450 mg at most, and it has succeeded in the American flower beetle. The success rate of maintaining wing vibration control is 97%. Of course, this is just a wing flapping action, and the actual control is very complicated.

   Currently, researchers are studying the algorithms and control of dragonflies, bees, mice, and pigeons. There is evidence that the locust experiment ended in success. In these arthropods, "remote explosive detectors" can be installed. By the way, the power is generated by the insect itself, so there is no need for an engine and fuel.

   However, the former employee of the Office of the Special Task Center of the Russian Federal Security Service and retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Filatov strongly doubts the authenticity of this information. He believes that these stories are the same as the US military training dolphins. Everyone has heard of them, but no one has seen them blow up or dismantle the bomb. He thinks that insect robots don't make much sense.

   If the U.S. military develops successfully, build the so-called "flying insect robot in the air." They are small, and although they fly quite slowly, they may stay in the air for a long time. If it becomes an increase in weight, it becomes an attack drone for combat.

Semi-Robot insect

      Of course, these insect drones can be used for any purpose, and they are likely to be disguised as large insects: dragonflies, butterflies, locusts. This will not attract attention and achieve unexpected results.

  Of course, Americans will not throw money in the wind. Behind artificial intelligence is the future. Robot insects are likely to be another weapon. The current military combat theory will develop, and a group of insect robots may change the battlefield in the future. Whether remote control insect robots will be as practical as robots, the answer is yes.

   The main problem with artificial intelligence now is that it is not always able to fully evaluate the environment. For example, artificial intelligence may now distinguish children from adults. However, if a child is holding a stick, they are likely to mistake the stick as an assault rifle. In special operations or battles, it will be more difficult for artificial intelligence to assess the situation.

   But when using the insect robot complex, everything is much easier. Even if you program complex tasks, you will get 100% results. You only need to set certain parameters and then you are ready. However, we must remember that the use of robots in the proving ground can solve many problems, but the battle is unpredictable. Therefore, artificial intelligence is still growing.

Semi-Robot insect

       Although some experimental results are very eye-catching, to make a basic cyborg insect robot, it is necessary to ensure that the signal can be directly transmitted to the insect's own neuromuscular circuit. In this way, even if the insect tries to do other things, it can be manually blocked. But if the insect ignores the manual instructions, it means that the insect robot is unqualified.

Secondly, insects can carry 20% to 30% of their body weight. Therefore, the size of the insect determines the maximum size of the control device.

  Third, insects use visual information and are susceptible to light interference to fly, including flapping wings and frequency.

Semi-Robot insect;

Semi-AI Robot control system;

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    • 2021-12-31 15:23:30
      hello world
    • 2021-12-29 15:43:18
      So cool !
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