October 15, 2008

Flyborgs Direct RC Cars

Roboticists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a system that allows a fruit fly to almost drive a remote controlled car. We didn't believe it a first either but it seems that the little bugger is tethered to a rod with an LED display around it. Images from a camera mounted on the car are transmitted to the screen. Although it cannot actually move, the flyborg thinks that it can while in the simulator.

Via New Scientist

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 15, 2008 9:20 AM
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or at least it would think it can!

Posted by: sheila at November 19, 2008 2:21 PM

If I were designing that experiment, I would have had the fly control an RC helicopter instead. If it worked, the fly could actually be put in the cockpit and cruise around by himself.

Posted by: Vern Masterson at November 19, 2008 11:12 AM
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