By My Bloggity Blog:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was created in the 1950s to deal with Russia and the cold war and they’ve had their hands in some pretty amazing things including one you might have heard of – the Internet.
The Robotic Hummingbird – AeroVironment, a California-based firm, developed what they are calling a Nano Hummingbird. Not only does it fly in a very similar way to the real thing but it comes complete with a tiny camera that streams live video. Perfect for military surveillance missions. The tiny robot can only stay inflight for about five minutes at a time right now but this is only the prototype. What did we learn here? If you have a hummingbird feeder and five years from now you notice a bird never drinks it’s probably a DARPA funded nano robot… Read more