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'Kinect'ed Cockroaches Crawl on Demand

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In preparation for the Xbox One, Microsoft has been steadily working on the next version of the Kinect, the company's motion tracking camera. Scientists, on the other hand, have been fiddling with the old Kinect almost since it was released two and a half years ago. It's been used to visualize proteins and activate Tesla coils. The latest breakthrough: putting cockroaches on autopilot. Last year, Alper Bozkurt and his lab at North Carolina State University showed that a cockroach could be piloted by remote control. "We used joysticks, like the kind you fly remote airplanes with," he told ABC News. "But some of our insects didn't respond well to our commands." He also said that the people operating the controls made mistakes while piloting their six-legged subjects.
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