02/01/2013 05:06 GMT | Updated 03/03/2013 05:12 GMT

Cyborg Zombie Cockroach 'Powered By Twitter' (VIDEO)

A cockroach attached to a tiny computer has been turned into a 'zombie' - controlled by users of Twitter.

The terrifying project saw the small beastie hooked up to an Arduino open-source computer, which stimulated its nerves based on the weight of global opinion via the social news site.

The commands were sent to the roach once every 30 seconds, and it only wore the backpack for limited periods.

Users were able to vote for the roach to move different places with the hashtags "#TweetRoachLeft" and #TweetRoachRight".

The account - @TweetRoach - is not currently active.

Artist Brittany Ransom said she created the RoboRoach backpack to reflect the "overstimulation" of humanity in a digital world.