Controlled Flight of a Biologically Inspired, Insect-Scale Robot

@article{Ma2013ControlledFO,
  title={Controlled Flight of a Biologically Inspired, Insect-Scale Robot},
  author={K. Ma and P. Chirarattananon and S. Fuller and R. Wood},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={340},
  pages={603 - 607}
}
Lord of the Robotic Flies While small-scale flying objects are ubiquitous in nature, they are quite hard to engineer. As sizes get smaller, fixed-winged flight becomes less efficient because of increased drag resistance. Ma et al. (p. 603) developed a tethered robotic fly with wings that flap through the use of piezo-electric materials. Control of the flight motion involved a feedback process, which allowed the tethered robotic fly to hover and make controlled flight maneuvers. A fly-scale… Expand
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