Robo-eels, critters on chips lead cyborg pack

May 8, 2001 | Source:

Melding animals and automatons, researchers have concocted a growing number of bizarre cyborgs that could transform science and perhaps the human species itself.

Mixing and matching parts of everything from fish with robots and bacteria with microchips, scientists hope their creations someday lead to advances in medicine, warfare and environmental protection.

Critics wonder if the biotech hybrids might lead to Frankenstein-like outcomes.