Robots inspired by nature: the “DelFly” bionic robot (photo)
- Xeni Jardin
- Apr 09, 2011
- Delightful, design, Engineering, Gadgets, International, REUTERS, Science, Stephane Mahe, Technology
Engineering school students look at the DelFly bionic robot during a demonstration at the International Workshop on Bio-Inspired Robots in Nantes April 7, 2011. Some 200 bio-robot technicians from 17 countries participate in the three-day event to show the latest developments in robots inspired from the animal world. (REUTERS/Stephane Mahe)
The DelFly micro is only 10 centimeters from wing to wing, and weighs just a little over 3 grams. Its developers call it “the smallest flying ornithopter carrying a camera in the world.” Below, more photos of the little guy in action, including the 0.4 gram camera it carries.