Japanese Professor Creates Robot Hummingbird

Japanese Professor Creates Robot Hummingbird
Innovation

Chiba University's Biomimetics Professor H. Liu has created a robot version of a hummingbird which may be eventually used for search missions in disaster areas or war zones.

Plus Aziz
  • 11 march 2010

Chiba University’s Biomimetics Professor H. Liu has created a robot version of a hummingbird. Weighing only 2.6 grams (0.09 oz) and controlled by IR sensors, the robot is able to fly for an estimated 6 minutes. It contains a micromotor, carbon fiber frame, and plastic wings which enable it to fly at a maximum altitude of 10 meters Professor H. Liu is working on enabling the robot hover in place, since it is supposed to truly mimic a hummingbird.

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