All big ideas start somewhere. With that in mind, undergraduate engineers at the University of Pennsylvania are starting with cockroaches.*It's the opening of my forthcoming existentialist/dystopian/sci-fi novel, tenatively titled The Transformer. Contact my agent to negotiate film rights.
They’re experimenting with different ways to control the insect’s legs after they’ve been amputated. Think voice commands and brain waves.
It’s the type of technology shaping the next generation of human prostheses, and the assignment gives students the chance to channel their inner Dr. Frankenstein.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
“As Gregor Samsa awoke in the recovery room from uneasy dreams . . . "*
So this is happening: