The Twitter Cockroach

By on January 4, 2013 // Inventions & Tech // 0 Comments

You know what the world needed?

A cyborg cockroach that you can control via Twitter.

Developed by mad scientist (and artist) Brittany Ransom, the Twitter Roach is your everyday cockroach with a RoboRoach control circuit implanted into its antenna nerves, allowing users to “steer” the roach left or right with a simple input.

In this case, that input happens to be Twitter hashtags.

“Twitter Roach is designed to parse specific commands received through mentions and hashtags by stimulating one of its antennae—essentially making the insect feel as if it touched something. In other words, the cockroach is tricked into turning left or right based on specific tweets. The cockroach only wears the backpack for short intervals and is only accessible to the Twitter community during designated times.”

Pretty weird.

Source: Twitter Roach

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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.