Radio control of insects for biobotic domestication

  title={Radio control of insects for biobotic domestication},
  author={Alper Bozkurt and Amit Lal and Robert F. Gilmour},
  journal={2009 4th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering},
In this paper, we demonstrate for the first time radio controlled stimulation of the neuromuscular system of the tobacco hawkmoth Manduca sexta to direct its flight. Silver and gold wire electrodes were implanted in the insect brain and thorax through Early Metamorphosis Insertion Technology, where a reliable mechanical attachment and electrical coupling was obtained with the insect tissue as a result of metamorphic growth. Super-regenerative receiver based architecture was used to receive… CONTINUE READING


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