Servo Magazine (April 2008)

The Making of Apis Mellifera | Whne PICs Fly

By Bob Allen, Tony Pratkanis    View Digital Edition  


Bees do it. Birds do it. Why shouldn’t robots do it, too — fly through the air, that is? Although there have been some military and commercial robots that fly, there have been very few home brewed autonomous flying robots. One reason that flying robots have not filled the airspace in backyards and robotics clubs is because flight imposes engineering obstacles that must be overcome. These obstacles are similar to those that confronted the early versions of bees and birds. In order to fly,bees...

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