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A cyborg beetle: Insect flight control through an implantable, tetherless microsystem

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7 Author(s)
Sato, H. ; Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor ; Berry, C.W. ; Casey, B.E. ; Lavella, G.
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We present an implantable flight control microsystem for a cyborg beetle. The system consists of multiple inserted neural and muscular stimulators, a visual stimulator, a polyimide assembly and a microcontroller. The system is powered by two size 5 cochlear microbatteries. The insect platform is Cotinis texana, a 2 cm long, 1-2 gram Green June Beetle. We also provide data on the implantation of silicon neural probes, silicon chips, microfluidic tubes, and LED's introduced during the pupal stage of the beetle.

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Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2008. MEMS 2008. IEEE 21st International Conference on

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13-17 Jan. 2008