They're perfect for sneaking into a building and killing bad guys who want to destroy New York with poison balloons. "Bio-inspired" spybots that look and act like insects are the latest craze among Air Force scientists, reports Noah Shachtman of Danger Room.

Quoting from a presentation given by an Air Force Colonel, Shachtman writes:

These, "small, autonomous" machines would "provide close-in [surveillance] information, in addition to killing intended targets," the Colonel noted. And they'd not only take out foes in urban canyons — the self-guided munitions would "operat[e] within buildings," too.


I still think they're best used on mutants and aliens. [Danger Room]