Bart Remes and his team at the Technical University of Delft have just produced the smallest-ever flapping wing robot (ornithopter) with a built-in camera.With a wingspan of just 10 centimetres (4"), the DelFly could easily be confused with a real dragonfly. Not yet autonomous, but a good candidate for a mouse-chip optical flow autopilot. (Thanks to Protein for the tip)

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Comment by Genesis Factor on July 24, 2008 at 9:37am
what is the flight time on this thing? Me likey
Comment by Genesis Factor on July 25, 2008 at 3:46pm
sigh...i still want one...
Comment by Jack Crossfire on July 25, 2008 at 7:47pm
surely someone must be working on a rotor craft which is even smaller
Comment by Genesis Factor on July 25, 2008 at 8:39pm
well there ARE those micro helis, and they are a touch smaller, but suck. this one looks like an insect!


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