Called “RoboBee”, this tiny bee-sized spy drone weighs just 80 milligram and is equipped with a pair of buzzing wings that flap 120-times-per-second. It was developed over 10 years and is the first working model of a flying insect. Continue reading for a video of its first flight and more information.
According to The Daily Mail: “In the tests, scientists controlling the RoboBee via a wire tether made it take off, hover, and change direction. Potential future uses include search and rescue, surveillance, and environmental monitoring applications – and even taking the place of real bees to pollinate crops.”