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With no motors inspiration for US military’s new mini-drones

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US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.

The “micro air vehicle” is named after the insect that inspired its invention, the Cicada, which spends years underground before appearing in great swarms, reproducing and then dropping to the ground dead.

“The idea was why can’t we make UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that have the same sort of profile,” Aaron Kahn of the Naval Research Laboratory told AFP.

“We will put so many out there, it will be impossible for the enemy to pick them all up.”

The “Cicada”, short for Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, was designed to be smaller, cheaper and simpler than any other robotic aircraft — but still able to carry out a missio...

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BIONICOPTER DRAGONFLY DRONE BY GERMAN ENGINEERING

THE SUPERB ANTICS OF AN ARTIFICIAL DRAGONFLY DRONE VIDEO

The dragonfly is quite the show off when it comes to flying. It can hover in mid-air, maneuver in all directions, and glide without so much as a beat of its wings. After succeeding in capturing the essence of a herring gull with the SmartBird, the folks over at German pneumatic and electric automation company Festo challenged themselves with the creation of a robotic addition to the dragonfly family – the BionicOpter.



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Even the largest member of the Odonata clan (a damselfly named Megaloprepus caerulatus) is no match for Festo’s dragonfly-inspired BionicOpter. Its 63 cm (24.8-inch) wingspan almost puts it in the same league as the long extinct Meganeura, though thankfully minus the latter’s reported app...

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FUTURISTIC INSIGHT INTO ROBOTIC DRONE POSSIBILITIES-WATCH THIS VIDEO

Just imagine the new world with robots and drones as well as…

Underwater drones, tree climbing drones, snake drones, scorpion drones, shark drones, fish drones & the drone list goes on.

These are here already & operating with more to come.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

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