Harvard Scientists Demonstrate First "Flight of the Robobee"
May 3, 2013
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Scientists at Harvard University have demonstrated the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot drone. Called Robobee, the machine was designed to mimic flying insects for use in a number of fields including environmental research and search-and-rescue operations. Rob Muir has more.
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