Let's just hope they keep it away from the Bunsen burner
November 20, 2007 12:13 AM Subscribe
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that may one day help restore mobility to the paralyzed and amputees, Dr. Charles Higgins of the University of Arizona has created a "robo-moth"
: a 6-inch tall wheeled robot guided by an electrode inserted into a single neuron responsible for vision stability during flight in the hawk moth
(aka the Tobacco hornworm).
Here's a related paper
[pdf] on biorobotics and the hawk moth for anyone realllly interested. Neuroscience and electrophysiology background possibly a plus.