Researchers at Nanyang University in Singapore have managed to 'robotise' a beetle with a chip attached to its antennae for a very good cause.
Researchers have managed to 'remote control' a beetle in Singapore. How? By sticking an electronic chip on the shell and connecting its antennas to direct it. Measuring 2.5 centimetres, the beetle has become the smallest robot-insect in the world according to the specialised magazine Soft Robotics.
'This is the most recent version of the Zombiptera, a new order of insects that we have created, which are enslaved by experimentalists by means of an electronic device grafted to them', explained Alain Fraval, an entomologist in Opie- insects.
Check out the video above to find out more about how these bugs could be used to save thousands of lives in the future...