In Israel, they developed a cyborg locust with a fantastic…
Mankind has made significant progress along the path of ultra-sensitive cameras and microphones with unique capabilities. However, scientists still have not been able to surpass nature in creating an artificial organ of smell. There is only one way out - to take advantage of her many tips and join forces with her.
A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University has created a robot capable of identifying individual odors 10,000 times more effective than all previously created similar devices.
We are talking about a cyborg - a robot with a set of antennas that were borrowed from the desert locust. The electronic system measures the magnitude of the signal from the antennas when the insect detects a source of odor. Scientists have combined a cyborg locust with an algorithm that identifies an odor from its output.
The result was a system that perfectly distinguished eight "pure" odors of certain plants and two mixed odors. In the future, such a robot, for example, will help in the detection of drugs or explosives.