Why mess around with flying microbots when you can get perfectly good bugs to do the work? That's what researchers are doing with these cyborg beetles, strapping on six electrodes that might someday turn the lowly insects into eavesdropping, remote-controlled superbugs.
The rhinoceros beetle is a strong little ox, able to carry three grams, which is a sizable percentage of its body weight. Now all these researchers need to do is strap on a microcam, and they'll have a tiny radio-controlled eye in the sky. Look out — before too long, that fly on the wall might have eyes and ears.
Via Danger Room