|Credit: Alper Bozkurt/North Carolina State University|
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a remote-controlled cockroach. The Madagascar hissing cockroach has electrodes implanted in its body and a tiny backpack containing a wireless receiver, transmitter and microcontroller attached to its back. The microcontroller is wired to the cockroach's antennae and cerci (sensory organs located in the roach's abdomen). The controller can steer the cockroach in any direction.