Scientists have made amazing progress lately in turning insects into cyborgs. Almost every week, there’s another news story about cyborg insect first responders, or cockroach fuel cells. Soon enough, when someone plants an eavesdropping device in your house, it’ll literally be a “bug.”
Why do insects make such great candidates to become cyborgs? And what are we learning from cyborg insects that could help design better aircraft, or unlock the secrets of the human brain?