Robot bees can fly and swim




The Robobee can now not only fly, but also swimming. By looking to export to puffins and various experiments, the researchers succeeded in making a flying and swimming robot the size of a bug.

puffin The basis for the robot was placed in a paper in 2007. Six years later, the investigation into working swarm robots in the form of Robobee in Science published. The Robobee is now adjusted so that the robot can both fly and can swim. The Robobee can swim by applying a different stroke techniques with the wings, writes one of the researchers on the site of the Wyss Institute.

The robot can only dive into the water from the air and not from the water flying in the air. Also, the insect must still sitting on a thread in order to gain energy, since it is too small for a battery or other energy source.

To fly through the air, the Robobee should be 120 times per second flapping its wings while it is in water only 9 times per second, otherwise the mechanism would be it. On the other hand, the design need for the wings and the attachment to be adjusted.

It can fly or swim in this way is not restricted to devices the size of an insect researchers say. The hope is to build more robots in the future that can fly as well as swimming.


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