Could a cockroach save your life?
If these researchers have anything to do with it, then it absolutely could.
The researchers have found a way to direct a cockroach’s movement by sending wireless signals to its antennae with a tiny back-pack like device strapped to its back.
What does this have to do with you? Because cockroaches can fit into such small spaces, researchers believe that by controlling a roach’s movement, they can send them into compromised buildings and rubble after a disaster to find victims.
So maybe it’s a good thing cockroaches are so… resilient. (Maybe.)