February 3, 2012

Butterflies Inspire Insect-Sized Flying Robots

Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University

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To improve the next generation of insect-size flying machines, Johns Hopkins engineers have been aiming high-speed video cameras at some of the prettiest bugs on the planet. By figuring out how butterflies flutter among flowers with amazing grace and agility, the researchers hope to help small airborne robots mimic these maneuvers.

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TAGGED: Robots, Butterflies