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Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot #2

'Garnet Hertz Garnet Hertz

Cockroach Controlled Mobile Robot #2 is a mechanical system that amplifies and translates the bodily movements of a giant hissing Madagascan cockroach into the locomotion of a three-wheeled mobile machine. The hybrid biorobotic system strives to illustrate that the simple embodied intelligence of a living cockroach provides a substantially captivating and novel control center (“central processing unit”, CPU) for a mobile robot.