That's a moth controlling that robot. But don't worry. Institute of Physics hide caption itoggle caption Institute of Physics The Two-Way Mothra? No, It's Just A Robot Exoskeleton Controlled By A Moth February 6, 2013 Why would you attach a moth to a robot so that it could maneuver around a wind tunnel? Not to create some sort of science fiction monster. The goal is to learn more about how to detect dangerous odors. Moths' antennae may provide some clues.