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Reminds me of the robotic flies I have read about; surveillance uses... 

posted by RPresta on May 24, 2016 at 12:46 AM | link to this | reply

I guess it would be interesting if I were one of the ones working on it.  But, I hope no one sends them into my home for any reason.

posted by TAPS. on May 9, 2016 at 6:48 PM | link to this | reply

Nautikos

Neat idea actually to maybe save human lives.

posted by WileyJohn on May 8, 2016 at 9:47 AM | link to this | reply

Nautikos

I don't suppose they think of using them to do something truly useful....like sneak into roach colonies (or whatever they are called) carrying some kind of lethal means (poisoned food, tiny microwave rays, whatever) to eradicate the natural roaches - of course, Orkin would probably be the ones to approach as they are the ones who know where the kinky roach hotels are and wouldn't squash the research if they were profiting from it.....  I once had a bug man tell me that no means they've invented to date could get rid of roaches in old buildings - too many places to hide.  But, a small army of roachbots could infiltrate and......wait! I'm getting waaaay too involved with this idea....I'm going to go back to packing now.

posted by Krisles on May 7, 2016 at 9:49 AM | link to this | reply

For hard operations, they'll bite into the solution, saving lives Naut.

posted by BC-A on May 7, 2016 at 8:54 AM | link to this | reply

What will they think of next?

posted by FormerStudentIntern on May 7, 2016 at 5:29 AM | link to this | reply

Well everything else seems to be thinking about copulating, I suppose robots will be at it next . One will just have to leave the components  and two compatible Robots in a dark room. Well I am not going to try to think further ahead.

posted by C_C_T on May 7, 2016 at 12:09 AM | link to this | reply

I understand they're making drones the size of small birds.

A thousand years from now there'll be botanists studying the solar powered versions of such bots, trying to find ways to protect them as endangered species.

posted by Pat_B on May 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM | link to this | reply

After living in Sydney all those years, No way roach anything is coming into my house. Ugh. Worse than Mice.

posted by Kabu on May 6, 2016 at 2:11 PM | link to this | reply

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