A new plan for earthquake rescue? Here comes the cyborg roach robot: can quickly search for the trapped

time:2023-01-27 23:22:59 source:scripttoolbox.com author:Tablet PC
A new plan for earthquake rescue? Here comes the cyborg roach robot: can quickly search for the trapped

On September 22, according to a Reuters report, the Japanese company Riken is developing a "cyborg cockroach robot", which is mainly used for rescue work after an earthquake. It is reported that the solar film and signal transmitter produced by the company can make cockroaches become free-walking "workers" and help firefighters speed up search and rescue work. (Image from: GMA NEWS Online) Although most products in the robotics field are aimed at the consumer market and industrial fields, perhaps in rescue work, their practical value will be greater. In the latest news, the Japanese company Riken has completed the experiment of a semi-mechanical cockroach robot. By installing signal transmitters and soft solar films on living cockroaches, they use them to search for trapped people in the boulders and rubble after the earthquake, reducing earthquakes. Injuries to rescue workers caused by secondary disasters. In fact, this experiment is based on the earlier cockroach control experiment of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, but because the previous experiment did not use semi-mechanical, it is not very practical. (Photo from: GMA NEWS Online) Of course, this is not the first time a cyborg robot or a micro-robot has participated in the experiment. Earlier, Northwestern University published experimental data on "crab-shaped" microrobots, which are small, flexible and bendable, allowing them to participate in more detailed work, such as minimally invasive surgery. However, such micro-robots are still in their infancy, and John A. Rogers, the lead experimenter, said that more accessories will be added in future tests to complete different tasks. The difference from the cockroach robot mentioned this time is that the crab-type robot needs to be used under certain conditions and cannot complete the search task independently. (Image from: pexels) In addition to micro-robots, such as quadruped robots and wheeled robots have also tested their rescue, operation and transportation work in experiments. Once officially launched, they can help firefighters better complete rescue tasks. Especially the flexibility of the quadruped robot in the mountains, gravel and depressions, to carry out rescue without harming humans. But it has to be said that there is an intractable problem in the ongoing cockroach experiment by Riken, Japan, that the yield is insufficient. The biggest feature of this "robot" is that it uses live cockroaches, while the micro signal transmitter and solar film can only be installed by hand. In the event of a large earthquake disaster, perhaps tens of thousands are not enough. (Image from: GMA NEWS Online)

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