[Cyborg] cyborg beetles

Jean Rintoul jean.rintoul at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 11:03:51 PDT 2011


That's awesome, and agreed, the primary problem seems to be energy storage.
Cool that they can use the beetles wings. Some of the deep brain stimulation
implants they are using these days, have these big battery packs(not that
big but big if you have to make room for them by drilling a hole in your
skull) that seem like a terrible idea, especially when you need to change
the battery.

Other forms of power generation include RF scavenging:
http://www.navysbir.com/04_1/130.htm
and electrowetting:
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v2/n8/full/ncomms1454.html
http://www.deltaself.com/2011/08/body-powered-electronics-take-another-stride-forward/

It'd be great to experiment with this alternative forms of power
generation.

Jean

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 5:58 AM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
> http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2011/09/06/powering-a-cyborg-beetle-without-batteries/
>
> "One issue with this system, apart from the fact that the existence of
> cyborg insects is probably going to give you horrifying nightmares for
> the rest of your life, is the problem of powering the implants."
>
> Eric
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