Watch this autonomous flying microbot with bee-like wings.
By Jacob Dubé | MOTHERBOARD
Last we checked in with autonomous robo-bees, they were fictional killer drones in Black Mirror. Harvard’s new (real) drone bees are considerably less threatening, at least for the moment.
A group of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineeringhave created an upgraded version of the RoboBee—an autonomous flying microbot with bee-like wings—that is able to fly, dive into water, and then fly out of the water, which is something that has been challenging for robotics of that size. And it’s very cute to watch.