RoboBee: Harvard engineers create robotic bee that can fly and swim

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Engineers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) have created a robotic bee, or RoboBee, that can fly and swim as well.

The RoboBee has been flying around for some time. However, engineers have strived to modify the paper clip-sized robot in order to make it swim without any damages. In order to create this aerial and aquatic robot, the researchers studied animals that can also fly and swim, such as the puffin. Therefore, they came to the conclusion that in order to make the microbot fly, they needed only to adapt the amount of times the wings flapped in and out of water.

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