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RoboBee: From Aerial to Aquatic

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The RoboBee is a miniature robot that has long been able to fly. But what if the RoboBee lands in water? Using a modified flapping technique, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have demonstrated that the RoboBee can also swim. This is the first-ever aerial and aquatic capable insect-scale robot.

Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University

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