For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!

RobotRoach, Cockroach Controlled Cyborg

So I’m still trying to figure out just why anyone would want to make this. Garnet Heartz, the designer, has a ton of reasons, I just can’t bring myself to read the whole article. You can try, here.

Point is, it’s a nifty little contraption.

So yeah, ok, here’s the gist. There’s a three wheeled robot. There’s a ping-pong trackball. And then there’s a Madagascan hissing cockroach (I just love how it’s a “hissing” cockroach). The roach is tied atop the ball via velcro magic and its skittery little movements are then relayed to the three wheeled bot, which responds in kind.

In other words, you have a remote controlled bot, with a roach doing the “controlling”.

I like it.

I like it a lot.

The article again. Story VIA GearLive.


2 responses to “RobotRoach, Cockroach Controlled Cyborg”

  1. blOgOblOg says:


    It’s another gadget blog. Yes I know these are a dime a dozen but, it was this crazy cockroach robot thing that sold me on it….

  2. Lenega says:

    I have to believe MH cockroaches have better things to do with their time.