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Flight of the RoboBee: Flying Robot Insect As Small As A Penny

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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:17 PM
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Check out what Harvard made! Namely, Kevin Ma and Pakpong Chirarattananon.


Article Here: www.quantumday.com... Engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a tiny robot insect, the size of a penny, that has the ability of controlled flight. The RoboBee, as it is called, weighs around 80 milligrams and has a wingspan of 3 centimeters.

The RoboBees project "provides a common motivation for scientists and engineers across the university to build smaller batteries, to design more efficient control systems, and to create stronger, more lightweight materials," says Harvard engineering professor Robert J. Wood. "You might not expect all of these people to work together: vision experts, biologists, materials scientists, electrical engineers. What do they have in common? Well, they all enjoy solving really hard problems."

Credit: Kevin Ma and Pakpong Chirarattananon, Harvard University.




Robotic Insects Make First Controlled Flight | Science Daily


In the very early hours of the morning, in a Harvard robotics laboratory last summer, an insect took flight. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, it leapt a few inches, hovered for a moment on fragile, flapping wings, and then sped along a preset route through the air.


This is awesome! Man, gotta love science! Do expect the Pentagon to be paying attention to these babies because they would make the perfect spy machines. Unless they already have these? You never know!




posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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I thought it was neat too but evidently most on the board did not think it was worthy of comment.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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knowing our govt i'm sure they have these and more...

quite amazing really to pack all that in that small of a size,
wonder how long the battery life is on one of these?

Thanks for posting.



posted on May, 3 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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Damn, and here I thought I did a proper search.

These babies are sweet & look forward to seeing what develops.



posted on May, 4 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by Swills
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Damn, and here I thought I did a proper search.

These babies are sweet & look forward to seeing what develops.


sigh old news really

as to what develops
MAV's: airforce bugbots
videos.designworldonline.com...

hunter-seekers?


better brush up on your Prana-Bindu skills
or Tesla/Rife tech



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