Chiba University's Hummingbird Robot
Hiroshi Liu and team at Chiba University, Japan, have developed a hummingbird robot with a micro motor that can flap its four wings at 30 times/second. The flying bot is controlled by an IR sensor and can turn left or right, and go up or down. It can also fly in a figure eight. Liu says that the bot should be available next year and will be equipped with a micro camera for use in rescue efforts and seeking out baddies.
Via Washington Times
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 8, 2010 8:50 AM