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Robotic fly, er, flies! Answered

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

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

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zachninme

11 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...

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Kitemanzachninme

Reply 11 years ago

See the link top-right, where it says "click here to skip this advertisement"?

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Punkguyta

11 years ago

And what exactly is this going to do for the worldwide civilization (where it exists)?

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WeissensteinburgPunkguyta

Reply 11 years ago

"such small flying machines could one day be used as spies, or for detecting harmful chemicals."

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WeissensteinburgPunkguyta

Reply 11 years ago

But these are smaller, and wayy more portable. (these are machines, if you hadn't noticed =D )

A true American has nothing to hide, and welcomes the occasional privacy compromising surveillance/search!

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KitemanWeissensteinburg

Reply 11 years ago

Now, what's that name I'm groping for?

Oh, yes: Richard Nixon.

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KitemanPunkguyta

Reply 11 years ago

It's supposed to lead to the first true fly-on-the-wall eaves-dropper.

All they need now are a camera and microphone small enough for it to carry. And the batteries. And the antennae...

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PunkguytaKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Yea, you'd have better luck with a glass agains't the wall