Remote-contolled turtles

After the remote-controlled humans, Ananova has this good headline: A Russian scientist claims to have created remote controlled turtles for spying missions:

Alexei Burikov, head of the biology department at Rostov-on-Don State Pedagogical University, said a human controller could direct the turles through devices fitted to their shells. The device sent vibrations through the shell to the turtle which could be trained to change direction. The scientist added that a tiny camera fixed to the turtle's shell could relay reconnaissance pictures of an area to a command and control centre. (...) "Monitoring could be conducted for both environmental and defence purposes," he said. Turtles could be used to observe other wildlife in a way that no human would ever be able to do, he added.