Robotic fly, er, flies!

This is rather cool, especially the way they engineered the flexibility of the wing.

http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19068/

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zachninme9 years ago
Haha, I went there and got some washer/dryer add, but it had this chip thing and these little circled points -- I thought it was saying it was so small you couldn't see it :P I wonder if its possible for someone like me (ha!) to do it? Or at least someone besides them... I'm not saying do what they did -- but get close. Maybe not takeoff, but glide @ a respectible rate. The hardest part would be power, but it'd probably have to be induced...
Kiteman (author)  zachninme9 years ago
See the link top-right, where it says "click here to skip this advertisement"?
Yeah, I got that :P
Punkguyta10 years ago
And what exactly is this going to do for the worldwide civilization (where it exists)?
"such small flying machines could one day be used as spies, or for detecting harmful chemicals."
I thought we already had machines to do that.
But these are smaller, and wayy more portable. (these are machines, if you hadn't noticed =D )
Yay ubiquitous surveillance! You're not doing anything wrong, right?
A true American has nothing to hide, and welcomes the occasional privacy compromising surveillance/search!
Communist!
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