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Robots lead roaches

Robotic Roaches Rally Real Roaches

If they can do this with millipedes, I'd like all the six-inchers out of my basement and into the sock drawer of the guy across the street that keeps reporting my girlfriend's car abandoned.

The robo-roaches were trained to prefer the lighter shelter. They behaved like roaches, and eventually convinced the group to choose the lighter shelter in more than half the trials. But the robots sometimes were convinced by the roaches, too. In 40 percent of the trials, they joined the real-live roaches, and the group chose the darker shelter.