Don't Swat this Bug, it could be a robot on a rescue mission.
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The reason it's so hard to kill mosquitoes is that they move really well.Scientists are trying to create a robot with that agility. And a small flying robot But these powerful ones can be used in life and death situations such as finding people in collapsing buildings.Kevin Chen said he took "A big part of looking at the physics of flapping wings is understanding how insects can flap their wings and generate lift and drag."


'PigeonBot' brings robots closer to bird flight

Chen, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of สูตรเล่นสล็อต Technology, led the team that invented a new micro-drone that wasn't as small as a mosquito.This robot's weight and physical size look a lot like a dragonfly," he said The tiny drone weighs just 0.6 grams (or 0.02 ounces) - about as much as a paper clip. But like a dragonfly, it is flexible.There is a soft muscle mechanism called "Actuators" that drive wings to fly, which can flutter nearly 500 times per second.Previously, the tiny robot used a solid actuator made of ceramic material. “The robot would crash and land,” Chen said, “or it could hit the ceiling, or it could hit a wall. A very difficult time coping with those crashes.

But the new model uses an actuator made from a thin rubber cylinder coated with carbon nanotubes. When voltage is applied to the nanotubes, an MIT press release explains that They generate electrostatic forces that squeeze and stretch the rubber cylinders. Repeated stretch and contraction causes the drone's wings to dance fast.What can a backpacking cockroach do? Ah-mazing.All techniques considered What can a backpacking cockroach do? Ah-mazing.Chen said, "Because our soft robot is so strong, we can definitely perform interesting maneuvers such as somersault, we can survive collisions and so on.He envisions a time when his drones could be used as search-and-rescue robots - to find survivors of disaster debris that big drones couldn't reach. 

For example, in a building collapse with someone trapped inside.What can we do in search and rescue to find out where the people trapped under the building are?" Chen said.Put on insect-sized drones.Hopefully they'll see the person trapped inside and send the information back together, so we have a good idea of where that person is," Chen said.But drones can have other uses. Chen sees them pollinate artificial plants or hold a small camera to examine the turbine engines. A large job with a small mechanical worker to perform
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