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The RoboBee flies solo: Cutting the power cord for the first untethered flight

The RoboBee -- the insect-inspired microrobot -- has become the lightest vehicle ever to achieve sustained flight without the assistance of a power cord. After decades of work, the researchers achieved untethered flight by making several important changes to the RoboBee, including the addition of a second pair of wings. That change, along with less visible changes to the actuators and transmission ratio, gave the RoboBee enough lift for the researchers to ..

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