Robotic ornithopter in-flight

Fun & Games Robotics

Awesome slow-mo footage of a butterfly ornithopter from the Shimoyama-Matsumoto Laboratory, University of Tokyo, Japan. [via BotJunkie and Smart Machines]

Artificial butterfly wing on a butterfly-type ornithopter

2 thoughts on “Robotic ornithopter in-flight

  1. sweavo says:

    Come on guys, quit calling everything robotic. It’s not autonomous, it’s just powered.

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