Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The DelFly Robot

Despite a few freaks and fraidy-cats in the comments for this post, this is a pretty awesome thing. The DelFly Bionic Robot is the world's smallest ornithopter carrying a camera, according to the developers. It has a ten centimeter wingspan and weighs just over three grams.

The DelFly link above is to an article on Boing Boing, but some really awesome stuff is on the developers' site. It includes video of the robot in control tests, and displays how it is able to accept visual voice commands, programmed routes, and even sense obstacles.

Just for some context, a US dollar bill weighs one gram, so the camera weighs less than half that, and the entire machine is just over three bills in weight.


bliss_infinte said...

The video clips of if flying are awesome.

Darius Whiteplume said...

It is a very cool thing.

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