The DelFly Nimble: The Winged Drone That Flies Like An Insect

After studying the flight behaviour of insects, researchers in the Netherlands have developed a flying drone that weighs just 29 grams and measures 33 centimetres in wingspan equipped with four flapping wings that beat 17 times per second. The drone has two tiny motors and each of them operates one wing pair intended to mimic the moition of winged insects.

Professor Guido de Croon of Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory  said ‘it’s so lightweight and safe that it would be really good to have this flying in an environment even around people or above people.’ He thinks the flying drones could be used to monitor stock in warehouses.


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