Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Technology News

 

World's Smallest Flying Robot's First Flight

There is a theory that insects are aliens living in our midst. Well, now the world’s first robotic insects are the beginning of a success story that may end in a miniaturized form of artificial intelligence being invented by the ingenious mind of man.

May 3 2013, 9:39am CDT | by

1 Updates
World's Smallest Flying Robot Takes Off
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

World's Smallest Flying Robot's First Flight

World's Smallest Flying Robot Takes Off

 

The previous summer an experiment took place at Harvard that was to have long-lasting consequences. A very minute robotic insect was invented that hovered in the air via its minuscule wings and then made a beeline in its remote controlled flight. It was smaller than a computer key. The fascinated maker of this latest wonder of the world looked on while his technological fantasy took to the air and appeared to behave like a living being. As stated in the Harvard Gazette, he took a video shot of the all-time first-of-its-kind electronic insect behavior and labeled it “Flight of the RoboBee.”

Pakpong Chirarattananon, the proud creator of this entomological entity, spoke of how he was so excited after the experiment that he couldn’t sleep. This solo flight has more than ten years of solid research behind it. It was just recently that the various components fitted together like a jigsaw puzzle and the “first flight” occurred with a bang. The source of inspiration behind the whole deal was none other than Mother Nature. The ordinary housefly was taken as a model. By close-up mimesis of its structural-functional behavior the scientists came up with a light-weight sample. It had gauzy wings that went into action and made take-off possible. 

The model exhibited the latest in micro-circuitry and leading edge technology that had mindboggling possibilities. Though the work for the RoboBee had been in incubation for more than 12 years, it was literally begun from the drawing board. With each step forward there were two steps back which had to be traversed again. Finally, the fruits of desire were within reach and the results were equal to the efforts put into the project. The size of a pupil, this robot didn’t have a flight motor since they don’t come in such small packages. The wings were made of slivers of ceramics that displayed piezoelectric properties. Furthermore, a pop-up technique was used in the internal electronic viscera of the RoboBee. The back-breaking, bone-crunching agony that went into the manufacture (or micro-facture) of such a tiny high tech device shows the resilience of scientists. The adaptability and malleability of man’s cultural base truly has no limits. And the RoboBee is living proof of that.

 

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

George Takei came out because of Arnold Schwarzenegger
George Takei came out because of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Legendary Star Trek actor reveals why he came out. The reason is no other than Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 
 
Miss America 2014 Parade to Feature First Ever 3D Printed Shoes
Miss America 2014 Parade to Feature First Ever 3D Printed Shoes
Thanks to Maggie Bridges and Georgia Tech, we will see the first 3D printed shoes on the stage of the shoe parade
 
 
Vicki Gunvalson Flirting With David Beador
Vicki Gunvalson Flirting With David Beador
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson admitted flirting with "hot" co-star David Beador
 
 
Clint Eastwood advises Harry Styles to stay fit
Clint Eastwood advises Harry Styles to stay fit
Harry Styles 'follows Clint Eastwood's advice by using exhausting military-style fitness regime'
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.