For some reason there are many scientists and engineers that are obsessed with the quest to turn insects into robots, and during the past decade or so, science has been moving towards realizing this strange dream at a startlingly rapid rate.
One thing that researchers have been able to accomplish involves steering a bug in particular directions by remote control. However, many experts and scientists have questioned the real-world usefulness of insect cyborgs. Due to the lack of government interest in cyborg insects, many cyborg-insect developments are being accomplished in the private sector. One such business that deals in insect cyborgs has recently made a technological breakthrough.
A Massachusetts based company believes that its researchers can manipulate the neural systems of dragonflies by means of light flashes. Once this technology is perfected, the researchers at this private company hope to use these robotically modified dragonflies to make bees into more efficient pollinators.
Do you believe that insect cyborgs can solve real world problems? If so, which issues could robotic insects help resolve?