Remote-Controlled Cockroach Experiment Provokes Animal Cruelty Concerns

10 November 2013

BBC News:

A US company that has developed an “electronic backpack” that fits onto a cockroach allowing its movements to be controlled by a mobile phone app has defended itself against cruelty claims.

This idea would be stopped well short of animal cruelty concerns. This equipment is meant to be used to teach children about neuroscience. However, most children (and adults) are repulsed by cockroaches. I don’t think any teacher would want them in classrooms.