Bio-inspired Robots: Flying Like a Fly

Have you ever had a dream to have a tiny-sized robot that can fly like a fly? The guy below not only has, but make the dream come true.

Dr. Pakpong Chirarattananon, who currently holds the position of assistant professor at Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, lectured and illustrated the principle of millimeter-scale biologically-inspired flapping-wing robot. This such small robot is capable of flying, landing on a wall, swimming, and transitioning out of the water which required strong knowledge on actuation, power, and complex fluid-structure interactions. His talks gave us a lot of inspiration and broaden our insight on this filed.

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