Insect inspired robots are nothing new. We have covered plenty of them here in the past. The RoBeetle is a beetle bot powered by methanol. This 88mg insect-sized autonomous crawling robot comes with carbon fiber parts and catalytic artificial muscle.
The RoBeetle has a max payload of 2.6 times its own body weight, so it can carry tiny electronics to complete different tasks. The
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