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Using Insects For Rescue Operations

Source: ISNA

An Iranian-American scholar is developing a technology using insects to rescue people under debris and dangerous areas. Professor Khalil Najafi from the University of Michigan plans to install tiny cameras on insects to use them for searching the survivors of earthquakes in rescue operations.

The fine system receives its required energy when the insect flaps its wings.

The camera changes the kinetic energy to electricity to use another infinite source of energy. The system can also use the thermal energy generated by solar plates.

Researchers plan to send insects into debris after cameras and microphones are installed on them.

The insects can also be used in military sites and places where human presence can be dangerous.

Professor Najafi and an engineering student are developing the technology to receive electricity from the body in Michigan University.

Najafi who heads Electrical Engineering and Computer Group of Michigan University Engineering Faculty said , "We can provide the energy required for the cameras, microphones, sensors and commutation equipment through collecting energy from wastes and send the insects to closed or dangerous places in which human being cannot step in."

The team has so far managed to receive kinetic energy from flapping wings of Green June beetle which is less than 2 centimeters.

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