S’pore team turning cockroaches into life-saving cyborg bugs at disaster sites


The cockroaches can distinguish between human and non-human subjects with 87% accuracy. — ONG WEE JIN/The Straits Times/ANN

SINGAPORE: Cockroaches are known to infiltrate homes through the tiniest of gaps, and this innate ability now has engineers in Singapore working to turn the pesky insect into an ally of rescuers at disaster sites.

One variety of the insect, in particular, has the team at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) excited – the Madagascar hissing cockroach.

Subscribe now for a chance to win your dream holiday!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Cockroaches , cyborg bug

   

Next In Tech News

Bitcoin soars to two-week high after Trump attack
India's HCLTech gains on growth outlook, demand recovery hopes
Hacker says US telco paid about US$400,000 to erase sensitive data
Why Apple’s ‘spatial computer’ isn’t shaping up to be a bestseller
Easy steps to manage ewaste
SRG makes history as first M'sian team to win MSC MLBB 2024, takes home US$1mil
Art against ewaste: These artists hope to bridge the gap between art and activism
TSMC second-quarter profit seen jumping 30% on surging AI chip demand
Clickbaiting kids: YouTube's problem with shocking video thumbnails
The joke's on us: AI is now better than humans at writing comedy

Others Also Read