Will this technology fly?

June 5, 2007

The U.S. Defense Department is working to embed insects with microchips to create fleets of biological sensors controlled by human operators several miles distant. Will this technology fly?

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I believe the technology is possible. I recently read an article in National Geographic which described the order and communication that exists in swarms, be they bees, locusrs, ants or even cariboo. If the technology can simulate the communication that naturally takes place in nature among memebers of a swarm, then the potential is quite large.

The same article mentioned a test where a swarm of small robots were used to flush out a person hiding in a building - real scientific stuff that is rapidly becoming reality!!