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Robobee: Robot The Size Of A Quarter Shows Off New Flight Skills

Posted By admin On May 9, 2013 @ 4:51 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

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May 9, 2013

A tiny biomimetic robot, dubbed RoboBee, recently took wing under controlled flight for the first time. The robot is part of Harvard’s “Micro Air Vehicles [2]” program led by principal investigator Robert Wood, and the controlled flight, years in the making, is no small feat. Wood hopes these tiny robots may one day be so cheap they are all but disposable. Swarms will fly reconnaissance, search and rescue, or research missions. They may even one day pollinate crops.

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[1] Singularity Hub: http://singularityhub.com/2013/05/08/robobee-robot-the-size-of-a-quarter-shows-off-new-flight-skills/

[2] Micro Air Vehicles: http://robobees.seas.harvard.edu/

[3] Flight of the RoboBee: Tiny hovering robot creates buzz: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flight-of-the-robobee-tiny-hovering-robot-creates-buzz.html

[4] Robot dragonfly takes flight: http://www.prisonplanet.com/robot-dragonfly-takes-flight.html

[5] Robot swarms trained to fetch and carry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/robot-swarms-trained-to-fetch-and-carry.html

[6] ‘Flesh-eating robot’ is actually a vegetarian, say inventors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flesh-eating-robot-is-actually-a-vegetarian-say-inventors.html

[7] Expert Warns Of ‘Terminator’ Robot Threat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/expert-warns-of-terminator-robot-threat.html

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