Cockroaches with a lightweight chip strapped onto their backs may one day save your life. Scientists have been experimenting with a practical way of using these “biobots” in order to scout out collapsed buildings in advance of first responders to a disasters. These “biobots” will be able to create a rough map of the area using radio signals and help guide first responders to crucial areas of the disaster. Will they help with designing diaphragmatic absorbers one day? Here’s hoping.
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