UC Berkeley
Robotic fly gets its buzz title
Traditional robots are slow, heavy, fragile. What nature builds is light, fast, robust. Inspired by the elegant aerodynamics of flying insects, UC Berkeley engineers, working with the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), have created a tiny wing that flaps and generates lift. Their goal: a flying robot weighing less than a paper clip — one that could be used in search, rescue, monitoring, and reconnaissance. Simulated image
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A major milestone image
A major milestone
The wing takes off image
The wing takes off