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Researchers observe flying insects to create smaller flying machines

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 July 2011

robot-insect-iunewindA group of researchers from the University of Oxford is developing small aerial vehicles with flapping wings inspired by those found on insects. The researchers envision that their insect-size vehicles will be suitable for many different purposes ranging from helping in emergency situations considered too dangerous for people to enter, to covert military surveillance missions…. »

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PARITy drivetrain govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots

By Damir Beciri
2 September 2010

harvard-university-parity-drivetrain-1Engineers at Harvard University have created a millionth-scale automobile differential to govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots. Their new approach is the first to passively balance the aerodynamic forces encountered by these miniature flying devices, letting their wings flap asymmetrically in response to gusts of wind, wing damage, and other real-world impediments. “The drivetrain… »


Inovation First HEXBUG robots – Ant, Original, Inchworm and Crab

By Damir Beciri
One Comment1 May 2009

hexbugantgreen.jpgIn need to find a new and affordable toy to entertain young children or yourself when being idle? Read this article and decide which one of the HEXBUG robot-toys would be most suitable for you. HEXBUG Ant After releasing their Original HEXBUG robot, Texas based manufacturer Innovation First introduced HEXBUG Ant at the NY International… »