The RoboRoach

The RoboRoach is the world’s first commercial cyborg:  part cockroach / part robot. The idea: help kids learn about how the brain works through mobile phone-controlled microsimulation. By understanding this technology, students learn how neuroscientists “talk” to the brain using electricity, and provide treatments like cochlear implants and deep brain stimulation.  It turns out… the cockroach neurons respond the same as humans!