Cyborg cockroaches can aid first-responders in disaster situations

November 11, 2014 | biz journals Charlotte

Researchers at N.C. State University are changing the way first-responders address emergency situations with the help of cyborg cockroaches. The devices, called biobots, are wired with a robotic backpack that allows them to pick up sounds with small microphones and find the source. The biobots transmit the data to first responders.