The last time robotic dragonflies of this size roamed the Earth, dinosaurs were still about 100 million years down the line. Insects can’t get this big anymore (there isn’t enough oxygen in the air to keep them going anymore), but that’s why we have robots: to resurrect freakishly large bugs and make them do our bidding.
As far as I know, Festo is a company that exists solely to invent some kind of amazing bio-inspired robotout of nowhere. They’ve just announced BionicOpter (get it?), a scarily impressive robotic dragonfly[Read More]
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