January 26, 2022

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How Studying Animals Is Helping Us Make Better Drones

How Studying Animals Is Helping Us Make Better Drones

Drone technology has advanced a lot in the last few decades, but our flying robots still have a lot to learn about navigation, agility, and adaptability from animals that have been flying for millions of years.

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MIT Research Will Make Micro-drones Even Smaller


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Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings


https://science.sciencemag.org/content/340/6132/603

Pollination Drones Seen as Assistants for Ailing Bees


https://americanbeejournal.com/precision-pollination/
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