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  • Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS): A DARPA project to control insect locomotion by placing a mechanical system inside an insect.

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  • The Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (HI-MEMS) project is how DARPA plans to achieve this.

    Spy Bugs: The Next Generation Of Surveillance? | Disinformation

  • To overcome this hurdle, the Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems HI-MEMS program is sponsoring research into surgically implanting microchips straight into insects as they grow, intertwining their nerves and muscles with circuitry that can then steer the critters.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The researchers, who are working with DARPA's HI-MEMS program, have developed a prototype that allows the implants of cyborg beetles to draw power from the beat of the beetle's wings.

    Forbes.com: News

  • According to the HI-MEMS website, "The intimate control of insects with embedded microsystems will enable insect cyborgs, which could carry one or more sensors, such as a microphone or a gas sensor, to relay back information gathered from the target destination."

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Their "HI-MEMS" project inserts a computer chip into an insect pupae, and the chip becomes connected to the body as the insect develops.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • "Since a majority of the tissue development in insects occurs in the later stages of metamorphosis, the renewed tissue growth around the MEMS will tend to heal, and form a reliable and stable tissue-machine interface," says the HI-MEMS website.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • DARPA's Hybrid insect project, caled HI-MEMS, focused on improved control of insect locomotion.

    American Chronicle

  • If HI-MEMS passes this test successfully, then Darpa will probably begin breeding in earnest.

    PopPolitics.com

  • … In a HI-MEMS world, cyborg bugs would patrol, gather intelligence, penetrate secret meetings, track targets, retrieve samples and more - all predicted by Easton's 1990 book.

    PopPolitics.com

  • Cyborg insects with embedded microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) will run remotely controlled reconnaissance missions for the military, if its '"HI-MEMS" program succeeds.

    PopPolitics.com

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