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June 01, 2018 Friday 11:34:01 AM IST

The First Wireless Flying Robotic Insect Takes Off

Technology Inceptions

Too small to use propellers, these insect-sized flying robots soar by fluttering tiny wings. Small size is a big plus, for these robots are cheap to make and can easily slip into tight places that cannot be accessed by big drones. “Before now, the concept of wireless insect-sized flying robots was science fiction. 

Would we ever be able to make them work without needing a wire?”says co-author Sawyer Fuller, an Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering. Fuller’s previous robo-insect, the RoboBee, had a leash, receiving power and control through wires from the ground. But a flying robot will now be able to operate on its own.

(Indebted to various sources)