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Hacked Coackroach Controlled With Kinect



North Carolina State University researchers have taken roach control to a whole new level. The team created an interface that sends a cockroach scurrying in any pre-determined direction, and they’re using an Xbox Kinect to keep it on track.

The roach gets moving through some clever biological trickery. Researchers wire sensors to the roach’s external sensory organs, which causes the bug to move forward. Small charges injected into the roach’s neural tissue trick the roach into thinking its antennae are hitting a barrier, which causes it to turn. Researchers use a computer to plot the roach’s course, and then send it on its way.

The NC State researchers created the robo-roach last year, but the Kinect is a new addition. By setting up the gaming device and pointing it toward the roach, the researchers can track the movements of the roach, and the system automatically tweak its path if necessary.

The team is eventually hoping to use the wired roaches to enter dangerous situations like collapsed buildings, areas where human crews (and hefty rescue robots) can’t reach.

Cool, although it’s probably not quite as fast as this cardboard roachbot.

Originally published here.

Monkey controlling robot arm with its brain

This is what believing will get anyone who tries and never gives up. What an amazing gift God has given each one of us!

Mark 9: 14-29:

14When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.15Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.16And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?”17And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;18and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.19And He answered them and said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!”20They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.21And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.22“It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”23And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.”24Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”25When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.”26After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!”27But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.28When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not drive it out?”29And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”

Suitcase That Follows You Around

October 8, 2012 by Anita Li

For those who tire of dragging a heavy piece of luggage through the airport, a new hands-free suitcase will do all the work for you.

via Hop is a Suitcase That Follows You Around Hands-Free.