Robotic insect 'flight' may be just good vibrations

日期:2019-03-08 05:13:17 作者:晁螗 阅读:

By Paul Marks CREATING a free-flying robotic insect is the dearest wish of many an engineer because such a machine would have great potential in surveillance and in seeking out trapped people in search-and-rescue situations. But a curious effect might upset their plans. Last year, a team at Harvard University released a video demonstration of a robotic fly they had developed, showing it flapping its wings and levitating up a pair of guide wires. But Michele Milano of Arizona State University in Tempe wondered whether the wing motion was entirely responsible for giving the robot lift,