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News Release 16-064 - Video

Controlled flight of a biologically-inspired, insect-scale robot

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The Harvard Microrobotics Lab has demonstrated the first controlled flight of an insect-sized flapping-wing robot. This video shows the 80mg, piezoelectrically actuated robot achieving hovering flight and performing a simple lateral maneuver. Power and control signals are provided via wire tether. NSF and Harvard's Wyss Institute funded the work.

Credit: Wyss Institute, Harvard University

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