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RoboFly: Robot Insect Can Drift on Water

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Meet the RoboFly: an insect-sized robot that can fly and drift on water. It flaps its wing to move in the air and on the ground. This micro-robot was developed by researchers at the University of Washington with a single, folded laminate sheet, so it is not difficult to assemble. Its wings are driven by piezoelectric actuators.

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These robots can switch modes to avoid obstacles more easily, so they are ideal for search & rescue missions.

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