From the video description:

A microprocessor-based onboard computer, a 6 DOF IMU sensor package, five DC motors with encoder feedback for flapping and wing articulation (asymmetric wing folding and leg/tail control), power/comm electronics, carbon-fiber frame, 3D printed parts, and silicone based membrane wings -- all at 92 grams. 

No motion capture system was used for indoor closed-loop control flight.

A. Ramezani, X. Shi, S.-J. Chung, and S. Hutchinson, “Bat Bot (B2), A Biologically Inspired Flying Machine,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-21, 2016.

Dr. Alireza Ramezani, Xichen Shi
Prof. Soon-Jo Chung (
Prof. Seth Hutchinson (

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Comment by Andrew Murphy on March 31, 2016 at 4:05pm

Nice work illinois, does anyone know if those are stepper motors and what type? I would love a couple of those bad boys. 

Comment by vorney thomas on March 31, 2016 at 4:16pm
Flying bat, how about the payload?how about weight?

Comment by MarioSpeedwagon on April 1, 2016 at 11:47am
I'm not sure why it would even need to carry a payload?

Pretty cool to watch fly (glide?) though.
Comment by Robert Hoermann on April 2, 2016 at 8:59am
Impressing job, well done.
I like the "(rubber)skin. May I ask you what material you are using here?
Keep it coming!

Comment by Chris Norris on April 4, 2016 at 7:31am

Payload could be a little tiny bug zapper then it could fly round gobbling up flies like the real thing :)


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