NCSU: Cyborg cockroaches can aid first responders in disaster situations

November 11, 2014 | Triange Business Journal

Researchers at N.C. State University are changing the way first responders address emergency situations with the help of cyborg cockroaches. Called biobots, the cockroaches 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.