RoboBee, a tiny robot insect, the size of a penny, that has the ability of controlled flight, developed by engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. It weighs around 80 milligrams and has a wingspan of 3 cm.
The new tiny robot insect will open a wide range of discoveries and practical innovations, such as search and rescue, military surveillance and traffic monitoring.
Robert J. Wood, Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at SEAS, Wyss Core Faculty Member, and principal investigator of the National Science Foundation-supported RoboBee project, said:
“This is what I have been trying to do for literally the last 12 years. It’s really only because of this lab’s recent breakthroughs in manufacturing, materials, and design that we have even been able to try this. And it just worked, spectacularly well.”