Robotic insect flies for first time

The robot could be useful in rescue operations


Researchers from Harvard University have created the world's smallest robot, which was inspired by the biology of a fly, has two translucent wings and weighs a fraction of a gram.

Dr Kevin Ma and his team, led by Dr Robert Wood, announced the first controlled flight of the robotic insect, establishing the culmination of more than a decade of work.

"This is what I have been trying to do for literally the last 12 years," explained Wood. "It's really only because o...


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