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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bee-Inspired Robot

Bee-Inspired Robot Uses Static Electricity to Land Anywhere (+Video)

Ryan Whitwam | May 23, 2016

Robots come in all shapes and sizes these days from flexible pill-shaped robots you can swallow to humanoid robots that can walk like us. Harvard’s Microrobotics Laboratory has been working on a bee-inspired robot for a few years now, but researchers recently hit on an interesting modification. The micro-drone can already fly like a bee, but what if it could land like one too? This modification could make the device ideal for covert surveillance, search and rescue, or environmental monitoring.
The RoboBee was first unveiled by Harvard in 2013, and the basic design hasn’t changed much since. 

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"The robo-bee making its approach, landing and then perching." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (New robot bee may soon be a spy's secret weapon. May 20, 2016) and (+Video) (Robot fly on the wall? Bee-inspired 'mini-drone' which hovers like a bug could be future of spying. May 20, 2016)>

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