An Extra Pair of Wings Ensures This Robot Insect Can Carry Its Own Weight

An Extra Pair of Wings Ensures This Robot Insect Can Carry Its Own Weight

Robot insects have been in the tech headlines a lot over the past several years, and we’ve all been excited to report on the possibilities. Imagine a tiny, inexpensive, and unobtrusive robot that can fly around tight areas or delicate environments to collect sensor data. Such a robot would be major advancement, but virtually all of the designs we’ve seen lack the payload capacity to carry a battery and are therefore tethered to the ground. This new robot insect design was given an extra set of wings, which may allow it to fly all on its own.


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