Tiny backpack puts dragonflies under remote control

Through the DragonflEye project, researchers are developing cyborg dragonflies that can be remotely controlled thanks to ...

With the ability to hover and zip along at high speeds, the dragonfly has inspired robots and micro UAVs in the past – but why reinvent the wheel when nature has already done the hard work? Now, researchers from the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have developed a system that a living dragonfly can wear like a backpack, allowing engineers to steer it remotely to deliver payloads, conduct reconnaissance and even guide pollination.

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Publicado el 30 de January del 2017
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