• This insect-inspired robot can fly a kilometer on a charge with its flappy wings

    9 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The incredible agility of the common house or fruit fly puts every drone and robot to shame, but devices inspired by them are beginning to catch up. A new four-winged flapping robot not only successfully imitates the fruit fly's hyper-agile flying method, but can travel for up to a kilometer before running out of juice.
    Robotics researchers at the Delft University of Technology wanted to create a flying platform that could imitate and test theories on how insects fly the way they do, but without tethers or non-animal propulsion like propellers.
    It's not just that they want a cool robot...
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