Flight of pigeons remote-controlled by Chinese Scientists using micro-electrodes – TechShout.com:

Chinese scientists have reportedly claimed success in an experiment to remotely control the flight path of a pigeon using electronic technology. These scientists from Robot Engineering Technology Research Center at Shandong University of Science and Technology have succeeded in implanting electrodes in the brain of a pigeon and can thus control the bird’s flight using a remote controlled device.

The implants in the pigeon’s brain stimulated different areas of the pigeon’s brain according to signals sent by the scientists via a computer. These implants thus forced the bird to comply with their commands making it fly right or left or up or down.

The scientist are improving the device used in the experiment and they hope that the technology can be put into practical use in the future. The report issued by the scientists did not specify what practical uses the scientists saw for the remote-controlled pigeon.

Could a practical use be making them shit all over a pesky neighbours head? Or perhaps use them to deliver bird-flu infected pigeons to specific targets?

Pigeons now, remote controlled suicide bombers next?



  1. Melvinguy says:

    That’s a foto of a British soldier.

  2. Angel H. Wong says:

    #1

    and he’s going to cook that bird 😉

  3. Sounds The Alarm says:

    I think its cold to compare pigeons to suicide bombers. The pigeons have no choice – suicide bombers are that stupid by choice.

  4. Billabong says:

    Bush D.D.T.Takes care of pigeons to.

  5. TJGeezer says:

    They did the same thing to humans in 2005. Here’s an AP account of the experience: http://tinyurl.com/bfube

  6. tallwookie says:

    How much explosive material can a pidgeon carry anyway? And isnt this a case of “reinventing the wheel” when applied to homing pidgeons?


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