Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Robotic Wasps getting Closer

Those flying robotic spy wasps which the Israeli defence experts alluded to last year may actually be in production before too long. Weaponizing will be a further challenge. An article in the British press details how mechanical engineers at the University of Bath were able to mimic the flight patterns of bees and are working on prototype mini-aircraft that could be as small as, well, a Mossad agent's fist.
The cute one above is from a Seattle shop called "Science, Art and More" which already stocks cunning robot bees (apparently these models don't quite fly, but improved versions are being developed.)

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