A researcher mounted a “backpack” electronics board with a solar cell to a cockroach. Now he can send a signal and control its movement.

It is a zombie, cyborg cockroach. Perhaps the most disgusting cyborg possible.

The idea is that this monstrous construction should be able to explore disaster areas, fitting into dangerous cracks and crevices and potentially locating trapped human beings.

Ingenious! But still creepy.

Meet Japan’s cyborg cockroach, coming to disaster area near you