Praying mantises fitted with 3D glasses in Newcastle trial
1 May 2014 Last updated at 21:03 BST
Scientists at Newcastle University have fitted praying mantises with 3D glasses.
The aim is to investigate the creatures' vision - the only insect known to see in 3D.
It is hoped the £1m project will help develop eyesight in robotics and computer technology.
Sharon Barbour reports.