We’ve had robots that can play football, clean your house and even keep an eye on the family silver. Now the wacky guys over at the crazy but excellent www.boingboing.net are telling us about a robot that can fly.
Demonstrated at last week’s International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo (well, where else) the ‘mîcro Flying Robot’ prototype weighs just 8.9g and works off a 3.5V DC power supply.
Features include two contra-rotating propellers powered by four ultrasonic motors, two CPUs, a Bluetooth module; a a gyro-sensor, an accelerometer and an image sensor. Apparently, Epson engineers’ goal is to build a robot that can capture images in mid-air.