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Tiny Robotic Insect in Flight

Caption: Inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second, this tiny robot not only represents the absolute cutting edge of micromanufacturing and control systems; it is an aspiration that has impelled innovation in these fields by dozens of researchers across Harvard for years.

Credit: Kevin Ma and Pakpong Chirarattananon, Harvard University.

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