back to article DARPA robo-bug to start bugging once bugs are worked out

Harvard boffins have achieved a significant milestone in their quest to build robot flies which could be used by the government to really bug people. MIT's Technology Review reports that a team of brainboxes led by Professor Robert Wood, one of America's top artificial-insect men, has achieved the first flight of a "life-size" …

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Anonymous Coward

Why bother?

I'm sorry, but does this sond like another peice of useless technology, destined to forever be almost-off-the-drawing-board.

Wouldn't it be make more sence to develope something more useful, like bigger robots for use in construction or something? I mean, if you've ever realy seen a fly 'flying', you may have noticed that even they can't fly properly.

It does have one merit however. Modify a fishing rod so that a battery in the handle provides power to the line, attach the fly to it, and spy on the fish! None air breathers, there upto something i'm sure of it.

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Anonymous Coward

Wow

A certain scene from the fifth element springs to mind, where is my boot!!

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And where is Qinetiq whenever you need IT?

If ever anyone needed proof that Skunk works, there you have it ..... http://www.skunkworks.net/

And just to think that the British are getting all up tight about IT. What a load of hypocritical plonkers, eh, who can't see the wood for the trees.

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