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kfield
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Re: Finally!
kfield   7/27/2013 5:57:24 PM
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Or event gnats.

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Re: Cockroach army
kfield   7/14/2013 1:40:06 PM
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Plus you'd get instant refreshments from that thing they wear around their neck!!!

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selinz   7/3/2013 6:16:29 PM
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How about remote controlled St. Bernards? I'd much rather be carried out by a trio of slobbering poochies than 500 cockroaches..  :-)

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DrQuine   7/1/2013 10:50:55 PM
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The elegance of this solution is that the insect deals with the issues of climbing up and over and around obstacles while the human / external driver concentrates on the end objective. Since the "legwork" has historically been a hard part to program, the insect brain is doing the part for us that we have trouble with!

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Re: I'm sitting on the horns of...
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 7:43:32 AM
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@harnhua: There're a lot of things we can learn via biomimicry!

I agree -- I'm constantly amazed by the way in which living organisms have evolved the most incredibly capabilities -- the folk screating robots and flying / swiming things are constantly learning from living creatures.

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Re: Larger creatures are easier to remote control
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 7:41:33 AM
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@Pho99: Beagles, and Dachsunds would be better for spying on yuppies

LOL

Nnanci
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Re: Finally!
Nnanci   7/1/2013 12:56:46 AM
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Right. Microscopic job for sure but why not...the smaller it is the more flexible.

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Re: Finally!
mcgrathdylan   7/1/2013 12:49:12 AM
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You know, honrestly, as we continue to shrink electronics, eventually we should be able to use ants. Right?  

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Re: Finally!
Nnanci   7/1/2013 12:40:53 AM
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Lol, yeah those creatures have insisted to live with us so we've got to find them some work...sounds good to me because i'm imagining for instance in a rescue mission where other animals or people can not get to. Roaches can crawl through the rubble and find people or otherwise confirm their absence.

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Finally!
mcgrathdylan   7/1/2013 12:27:05 AM
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It's about time we've found a use for these creatures. I'm all for it. I am curious about how effective this will be, though.

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