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Dragonfly drones and cyborg moths: Tiny flying robots set to be the future of spying and rescue missions

Posted By admin On August 1, 2011 @ 7:33 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Aug 1, 2011

The next generation of military robots is set to be based on designs inspired by the insect world.

The dragonfly drones and cyborg moths, with in-built micro-cameras, could revolutionise spying missions and rescue operations.

The advantage of using drones is that they can be used in emergency situations too dangerous for people and in secret military surveillance raids.

And new research suggests that the mechanics of insects can be reverse-engineered to design midget machines to scout battlefields and search for victims trapped in rubble.

Scientists have taken their inspiration from animals which have evolved over millennia to the perfect conditions for flight.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2020750/Dragonfly-drones-cyborg-moths-Tiny-flying-robots-set-future-spying-rescue-missions.html#ixzz1Thn1QiG3

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[3] Is that really just a fly? Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-that-really-just-a-fly-swarms-of-cyborg-insect-drones-are-the-future-of-military-surveillance.html

[4] U.N. wants to use drones for peacekeeping missions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-n-wants-to-use-drones-for-peacekeeping-missions.html

[5] Two Thirds of Americans Support Drones for ‘Homeland Security’ Missions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/two-thirds-of-americans-support-drones-for-homeland-security-missions.html

[6] Tiny Device Will Detect Domestic Drones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tiny-device-will-detect-domestic-drones.html

[7] Congressman Fights To Stop “Flying Robots Endlessly Watching Americans”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congressman-fights-to-stop-flying-robots-endlessly-watching-americans.html

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