The Cyborg Beetles Designed to Save Human Lives


[Music] it’s unbelievable that humans can take over control if you think about where this could go this is really incredible [Music] we’re on our way now to the Nanjing Technical University to meet dr. Sato a researcher who’s been working on some of the most advanced cyborg insects on earth hello dr. Sotter so what is the work that you do over here a purpose to contour the fright of a beetle I study the many things about the tiny muscle configuration or neural network of this living up Peto and also de I started leg contour this is also by stimulating the muscles yes leg muscles and we can do something different walking gait motion you stimulate all the muscles individually individually so that the beetle actually has no control over what it’s doing here so you basically make it into a robot actually like Roberto Oh coach of course it’s an era but that a night not so o big program I’d be very excited to see the work that you know right now let’s go through them now yeah great right oh yes sir so could you tell us what what you do here and we use this system to Detective the leg motion so we can put a marker on small mark on the deck and so this is this is the beetle that you’re working with yes you can see the menu is me and my center to tell Frankie he’s a bit good after the implantation the working on yourself relaxed motion control actually and he knows that he knows about the location of the leg muscles very well can you tell me a bit what what you’re going to do oh this quarry I will press is that there are two versions aha you can change the working gate the other one is I can change the Stanford Quincy that means how fast the leg moves yeah and these LED lights they correspond each to a muscle yes so in total 8 meters yeah okay let’s see so the status is 0.125 [Music] so his tripod so it’s very small and so now it’s alternating its left and right the Navy so if I want to increase this that will continue to press this button uh-huh so that if I press once so it’s faster no I still point to five Hertz so amazing that you just press a button and the beetle starts walking it’s I don’t know it seems almost unreal that you can that you can kind of achieve this in a living creature if I press one more time they don’t find five minutes so he’s faster damn that this is really amazing one of us if I want to a chance to galloping I press this button so it will change to therapy so yes let’s go and this is when it runs faster basically yeah he’s the Stafford rent is one Hertz uh-huh no it’s too hot Wow yep he struggles himself but it still obviously less delusion signals uh-huh and do you think is he struggling to kind of stop these stimulation signals oh yes I think so let’s do it okay see ya see ya mercury and this just keeps on working like this oh yes it doesn’t get used to it or something it does no notarized stimuli you know I form water half an hour so we still like this wasting any more than seven days whatever we ha and it keeps working yes yes you’re putting in electrical signals into the beetle now but is it using up its own energy towards basically is it using the food that it eats to drive the muscles or the muzzles driven by the electricity is the food so you have to feed it to be able to keep on doing this looking at this thing it’s it’s unbelievable actually that that humans can you know take over control over basically over the will power losses insect because the muscles are being driven by the insect itself I mean it has to feed it is as to eat to be able to move the muscles and all that they are doing is putting a bit of electrical stimulation into the muscles and they can control it to a degree that’s amazing if you think about it these may just be the first stages of this but if you think about where this could go this is really incredible and how long would it be to like this live at a natural llegará be torture survives for three months to six months even after the implantation Peter can survivor for several months uh-huh we have never seen the beta with died light after the stimulation so it doesn’t bit it doesn’t really hurt no so this is the walking part of the robot and you’re also working on the flight fry control and you’re also doing that here in the building and just reading about that take a look at next feeding okay oh hi I’m a student ID out of my students at the tongue hello wow this is a very impressive room we like a beat off to fry as long as possible then we use this smooth paper and the VDS veto and the Frank veto even can scratch on the water still the beat oh go back to the arena right yeah I will make the air gap between the paper and the actual wall because of Ito crash on the world and centimeters and also our device does not be undamaged it should I imagine it that you have a remote control or use Wii Remote a Wii Remote all right all I got to do is blow on its back to make it swing to go and then I can control it with this controller by pressing a button and moving it to a side yeah yeah okay better by one hey it worked it went right can I try again as Donna gasps – look it’s a teen I guess and react you can also put other sensors on the chip right because I can imagine that only steering a beetle it doesn’t do much yet for someone who is buried under rubble for this commission the important thing is the two are locate missing live feeds personally like people a lot of people is born therefore they buy said setting in some sense we can detect simple living people and the beetle can go move on working while frying tools I did add that the heat source of the living people and finds the location that would be very useful and do you see other applications as well Romina investigation who finds some of the know the terrorists or something you know we are very serious to use the Jesus I will be too for peaceful application to save people and to save their world rain peacefully [Music] I think the most fascinating thing that I’ve learned over these past few days is that technology and nature are creeping more and more together and that we might be heading towards a future where technology and nature might become indistinguishable [Music]

100 thoughts on “The Cyborg Beetles Designed to Save Human Lives

  1. Dog fight with a laser tag type deal would be dope. You can deck out your beetle, get sponsored by red bull ect…

  2. What if you make a device that manipulates the signal insects use you communicate? Half their language. And orders them to act on diffferent task?

  3. Lol its scotch taped to a lego. They also use a wii remote…lol wow. They are definitely doing they best they can with their budget

  4. They taped the beetle with tape to Lego. Im surprised no1 has been screaming about how wrong it is etc etc but hey as long they dont do it to the animals we care about.

  5. Yea you can steer the beetle right to the wall weiiiii, maybe they can find ppl who "went to wall" ….soz swedish expressenation.

  6. THIS IS NOT OKAY! BEETLES DO NOT DESERVE SUCH TORTURE! THESE MAGNIFICENT CREATURES ARE TO BE PROTECTED AND PRAISED! NOT POKED AND PRODDED! I AM DISAPPOINTED AND DISGUSTED!

  7. The same people that get scared of this technology on humans are the same people who think artificial intelligence will take over the world. Also known as…complete fucking idiots.

  8. Dude:what’s the controller?

    Epic scientist that has dedicated many hours to this and a lot of trail and error: wii remote

  9. How long do you think before they stick something on the back of are necks to control are minds.??🤔 Talk about possession hell I not scared of demons anymore Lol Because we are the demons Technology + Advancement = Possession. If u think it's funny just think of the MK Ultra Program and that Beatle next time it just might be us on that table.. lol.. and now try to go to sleep tonight. Sweet dreams..🤣💤

  10. this is amazing, creepy and cruel… I love it! come work for our lab, we could use some insect subjects to carry out our word dominating plans… but shhh!

  11. Used be at the bottom, was watching everycody ball, now I'm with the cops snitching on everybody I used to see ball…. this is so cool to able to control the neurons of bugs lol.

  12. like why out of things why i fucking insec i hate them and your using them for robotic research fuck you guys you can legit say good bye to your funding because i rather make sure all these fuckers have no jobs and starving families before i let you keep making disgusting fucking things for the name of science like who the fuck thinks yes lets make bug bots would be fun not like anyone in the whwole world dossent have a fear of diguisting insecs you asian bastards you probably eat that for dinner breakfest and lunch

  13. Control execution chair shocking the hell out that beetle .maybe we change wires and put in smart guy and see if he does the same movement

  14. Anyone remembers that scene from "Minority Report" with the robot spiders ? just type it in on youtube Minority report Bathtub scene :S. Imagine Police force using "Bugs" to send to your house

  15. Not cool…they’re testing it on Beatles first to see if it work so they can test it on humans… this is creepy no 🧢!!!

  16. Then they figure out how to take over human brains and then the government mind controls us. The technology is very far off but they need to start somewhere!

  17. That`s may be science, But if someone drill a hole in your head and give you electricity in the name of science you will also fly just like this. That is not funny from the animal point of view!

  18. 2:56 “so amazing you just press the button a the beetle starts walking” classic murican destroying years and years of scientific research….

  19. Imagine conciounce transfer to a computer that controls the bug (cameras on the bug too obv) we could turn people into robotic bugs!

  20. I want to say something about how horrible it is that the beetle essentially cannot control it's own body, but then again, Beetles don't really have Human Rights do they now.

  21. Coward always do in outside place, if mistaken happen they delay to be pointed.. this is in my neighbours country, most citizen not realize

  22. Can someone explain to me why a robotic beetle with programming and cameras and such wouldn’t be a better choice then trying to overcome a complicated nervous system ?

  23. Ok this is really cool, now imagine:

    1) Design or use existing surgical robot and AI to automatically farm, raise, and add cheap electronics to the beetles.
    2) Create a drone platform/network that can send signals and direct groups of Beetles.
    3) Use for everything from pollination, to cleaning, to pest control, to criminal investigation, search and rescue, or even construction!

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