Well the insects aren’t artificial, but ironically the intelligence is.
Some mad scientist has wired up a beetle to enable controlled flight from the comfort of his personal computer.
Chucking pulses down 3 electrodes, implanted in the poor creatures brain and either wing, allows the user to control height and direction. Want to turn right? Just electrocute his left wing. It’s kinda like rowing a boat, but instead of oars you’ve got a miniature cattle prod and instead of a boat, you’ve got a beetle.
Don’t worry, the DIY kit (Direct Insects Yourself) will be available in all good toy stores before Christmas.
Find out more here.