Merging Living Tissues with Machines: Smellicopter Drone Sniffs Out Odors With Real Moth Antenna

by David Solomonoff

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Tech to merge digital tech with biological sensory organs and nervous systems is moving forward rapidly, conversely, so is biomimicry, which uses biological models to design new tech.

With totalitarian regimes like China engaging in large-scale human organ harvesting and a desire to create enhanced humans – initially for military applications – this may lead to some very disturbing results.

Researchers slap a living antenna on a drone to give the machine an insanely keen sense of smell. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the “Smellicopter.”

Source: This Drone Sniffs Out Odors With a Real Moth Antenna | WIRED

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