Remote control of a cyborg moth using carbon nanotube-enhanced flexible neuroprosthetic probe

W. M. Tsang, A. Stone, Z. Aldworth, D. Otten, A. I. Akinwande, T. Daniel, J. G. Hildebrand, R. B. Levine, J. Voldman

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Abstract

We report the first remote flight control of an insect using microfabricated flexible neuroprosthetic probes (FNPs) that directly interface with the animal's central nervous system. The FNPs have a novel split-ring design that incorporates the anatomical bi-cylinder structure of the nerve cord and allows for an efficient surgical process for implantation (Figure 1a). Additionally, we have integrated carbon nanotube (CNT)-Au nanocomposites into the FNPs to enhance the charge injection capability of the probe. The FNPs integrated with a wireless system are able to evoke multi-directional, graded abdominal motions in the moths thus altering their flight path.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEMS 2010 - The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Technical Digest
Pages39-42
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jan 24 2010Jan 28 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2010
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period1/24/101/28/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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