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harnhua
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harnhua   6/30/2013 9:32:04 PM
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Great idea and execution. There're a lot of things we can learn via biomimicry!

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Larger creatures are easier to remote control
Pho99   6/30/2013 6:18:15 PM
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Mounting something that small you likely can lose several prototypes and several bugs before a success.

 

Beagles, and Dachsunds would be better for spying on yuppies for example.

 

 

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Love those cockroaches
anon7802799   6/29/2013 11:53:54 PM
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Finally, they have a purpose ....

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MeasurementBlues   6/29/2013 11:44:29 PM
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Can we make a drone mouse and program them not to invade my house?

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Susan Rambo   6/29/2013 8:17:33 PM
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Maybe EE Times can buy a drone then....good idea!

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Duane Benson   6/29/2013 8:12:43 PM
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Drones for journalism are pretty much already here. With a pretty decent quality camera equipped quad copter purchasable for a little over a thousand dollars, most news organizations can find room in the budget.

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Duane Benson   6/29/2013 8:10:34 PM
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Max - "Little Brother" I think you're right. Government tries to spy, but doesn't really have a great track record at a lot of things. Private Industry will be the really risk to to privacy and freedoms. There isn't always enough over site within the corporate world to prevent abuse of data.

The drone cockroaches is a pretty intriguing idea. I don't have a lot of experience with them so I don't really know if they give me the heebee jeebes, but it's a cool idea regardless.

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Max The Magnificent   6/29/2013 4:22:14 PM
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Hi Rich -- I tend to agree -- I think the future will be filled with robitic bumble bees and the like

 

I don't think the real problem is going to be big government spying on us -- I think it will be our "friends" and neighbors...

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Biobots and drones
Susan Rambo   6/29/2013 3:55:17 PM
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From the ground and the air, pretty soon well be overrun flying and crawling cameras. Beyond the interesting technology, it's pretty fascinating what this will do to our society, not all of bad of course. Drones are being used for science and journalism, also to protect your po I read this short article in Scientific American (Dec. 2012) called "Drones at Home." Scientists tracking organutans in Sumatra created their own drone with open-source Arduino hardware for less than $2000--the drone flew a route and sent back detailed data. See the journalism story here:
Brace Yourselves, Drone Journalism Is Coming

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rich.pell   6/29/2013 3:36:37 PM
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I suspect it's only a matter of time before we create fully robotic versions of these creatures, eliminating the need to exploit their living counterparts.

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