Some aspiring Dr. Frankensteins have taken the circuitry from a Hexbug remote control critter and grafted it directly to the nervous system of a large cockroach. They can now steer the cockroach.
I’m not taking any kind of moral high ground here, and this stuff is very interesting to me, but it still squicks me out to think that we are capable of doing this bio-manipulation so easily. Backyard Brains, the company who made this “RoboRoach,” are planning on offering a kit. A mind-control kit for bugs! Oh my god, you guys.