The US Army granted engineers at the University of Maryland a 5 year, 10 million dollar contract to develop tiny micro air vehicles to be used in war zones.
They believe that these insect robots could save soldiers’ lives by assisting them with reconnaissance and surveillance in the most hostile environments.
Added: 13. December 2009
– Pentagon’s Cyborg Insects All Grown Up (Wired)
– The Pentagon’s battle bugs (Asia Times)