News Release 16-064 - Video
RoboBees can perch to save energy
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The RoboBee, pioneered at Harvard Microrobotics Lab, uses an electrode patch and a foam mount that absorbs shock to stick to ceilings and overhangs. The robot takes off and flies normally. When the electrode patch is supplied with a charge, it can stick to almost any surface, from glass to wood to a leaf. To detach, the power supply is simply switched off.
Credit: Wyss Institute, Harvard University