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Most consider them pesky critters, but Dr. Alper Bozkurt of North Carolina State University thinks that cockroaches have the potential to save human lives. By hacking their antennae and transforming them into remote-controlled creatures, he believes we can use the cyber roaches as a mobile search and rescue team to help find survivors during natural disasters.
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Cyborg Cockroaches Could Save Your Life | Cyborg Nation

Starring: Derek Muller
Featuring: Alper Bozkurt of iBionicS Lab

An Acres Production in Association with reddit
Executive Producers Matt McLaughlin & Andrew Simkiss
Executive Producers Alexis Ohanian & Michael Pope
Hosted by Derek Muller
Special Thanks to r/futurology


Directed by Elizabeth Orne & Cidney Hue
Senior Producer Christian Silberbauer
Produced by Jonathan Yaniv & Jacob Sillman
Cinematographer Sharif El Neklawy
Edited by Cidney Hue
Animations by Ben Mayerv
Written & Researched by Jonathan Yaniv & Jacob Sillman
Color by Irving Harvey | Josh Brede
Mixed by Analogue Muse | Alan Zahn & Pierre-Andre Rigoll
Science Advisor Pascal Wallisch
Additional Footage Courtesy of MIT Media Lab

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