Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
I'm sitting on the horns of...
Max The Magnificent   6/29/2013 2:53:27 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm sitting on the horns of a dillemma (and it's not very comfortable, let me tell you).

On the one hand, cockroaches give me the heebie-jeebies

On the other hand, they are all part of life's rich tapestry

 

On the one hand, if I were burried in an earthquake I woudl like my fellow humans to use anything they can to locate me and dig me out.

On the other hand, I feel that there's something wrong about using another lifeform in this way (even if it is a cockroach)

 

 

 

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Lightweight robots, heavy cockroaches
Max The Magnificent   6/29/2013 2:41:46 PM
NO RATINGS
@patrick: I wonder if it slows them down

As a student I used to live in a place that was infested with the little #$%^% ... nothing slows them down!!!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Cockroach army
Max The Magnificent   6/29/2013 2:39:27 PM
NO RATINGS
@kfield: ...the actual mounting of the electronics being the most costly as it's done by hand.

Not a job I'd like to do!

patrick.mannion
User Rank
Author
Lightweight robots, heavy cockroaches
patrick.mannion   6/29/2013 2:00:10 PM
NO RATINGS
I heard the electronics for this puppy weigh 3g or so, or about half that of a large cockroach. I wonder if it slows them down - or do their muscles grow in proportion. I know my own muscles don't:(

kfield
User Rank
Author
Cockroach army
kfield   6/29/2013 7:50:14 AM
NO RATINGS
Based on personal experience dealing with cockroaches when I lived in a rental apartment in Dallas after college, I can't think of a better insect to send out in droves. I've read about similar work being done by researchers at Texas A&M, where they described the cost of the insects and the electronics as "minimal." with the actual mounting of the electronics being the most costly as it's done by hand. Would be interesting to see how that works!

<<   <   Page 3 / 3


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
09:45
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Watch as a web server authenticates or rejects a water ...
Protecting sensitive electronic circuitry from voltage ...
Power can be a gating factor in success or failure of ...
Get to market faster and connect your next product to the ...
00:44
See how microQSFP is setting a new standard for tomorrow’s ...
The LTC3649 step-down regulator combines key features of a ...
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27