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Terrifying Raspberry Pi-powered AI mosquito-killing laser gives off serious Terminator vibes

Rakhmatulin's invention is effectively the Terminator for mosquitos (Image source: filmstories.co.uk)
Rakhmatulin's invention is effectively the Terminator for mosquitos (Image source: filmstories.co.uk)
Russian PhD student Ildar Rakhmatulin devised a terrifying mosquito-killing solution that pairs a Raspberry Pi, a 1W laser, and an AI neural network capable of identifying and eliminating mosquitos.

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A Russian PhD student at South Ural University, apparently irked by the fact that disease-spreading mosquitos kill hundreds of thousands of people every year, created an innovative, if utterly horrifying solution: a 1W laser controlled by a Raspberry Pi, powered by an AI neural network, capable of detecting and incinerating mosquitos all by itself. 

The neural network will require a fairly powerful PC, with Rakhmatulin leveraging a build that featured a GeForce GTX 1060 and a Ryzen 5 3600. The system uses the Raspberry Pi Camera Module to scan the immediate environment for mosquitos, then identifies them using deep learning-based object recognition. The Raspberry Pi controls the laser itself and a mirror array, focusing a lethal shot on detected mosquitos. '

If that wasn't enough to have the insects running for cover, Rakhmatulin stated that he's looking to work on an updated model that's capable of frying two mosquitos per second: that's arguably faster and more brutal than Schwarzenegger's T-800 in The Terminator.

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A diagram of Rakhmatulin's mosquito-slayer AI laser (Image source: Ildar Rakhmatulin)
A diagram of Rakhmatulin's mosquito-slayer AI laser (Image source: Ildar Rakhmatulin)

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Arjun Krishna Lal
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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-03-11 (Update: 2021-03-11)