Doug Vining Bionic bugs better than drones

OK, so this gadget called the BionicOpter isn't really a cyborg, but it does mimic bionic systems to create a miniature drone.

Based on a dragonfly, it is steerable but only weighs 175g, and has no propellers.
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Posted: 1 April 2013 at 13:27

Neil Jacobsohn Your very own cyborg cockroach!

I know, I know...you've always wanted your very own radio-controlled cyborg cockroach! Well, here's your chance! And is being crowd-funded and hacker-spaced! Read on!
Perhaps our radical vision of future wars in the MindBullet alongside wasn't too far off the mark!
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Posted: 23 June 2013 at 10:08

Doug Vining Doggy Drone to the rescue

Here's a story about a computer aided remote controlled animal with a positive spin. Rather than an invasive mechanization of living creatures, this backpack gives the dog GPS and Internet connection, so his handler can guide him from afar, and get accurate feedback.

What's next, smartphones for cats?
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Posted: 25 September 2013 at 12:20

Doug Vining A swarm of LOCUST drones

Here's an innovative use of small drones as an attack force - in a swarm!

It reminds me of that MindBullet we dreamed up some years ago...
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Posted: 17 April 2015 at 11:26

Doug Vining A swarm of micro drones

One of our MindBullets from almost eight years ago suggested that the US military would weaponise real cyborg insects and attack human soldiers with swarms of steerable locusts, or similar bugs. The other option would be to build robotic locusts that could smother their target. Well, here's a story of a successful test of micro drones operating in a swarm and launched from fighter aircraft. Is this a frightening future, or just the inevitable adoption of new tech to the battlefield?
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Posted: 10 January 2017 at 11:25

Doug Vining Developing the insect army

Here come the microbots! DARPA is developing tiny robotic devices capable of getting in through cracks and navigating small spaces for "rescue and disaster relief", but they could easily be used as swarms to disable enemy fighters, don't you think?

via DARPA https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2018-07-17
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Posted: 23 July 2018 at 10:47
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