CBC: Professor Eric Diller gives expert comment on insect-sized robot that go from air to water and back again

October 27, 2017 – Engineers at Harvard University have developed a tiny, insect-like robot — complete with flapping wings — that can fly through the air, land on water and take off again. Professor Eric Diller, who runs the microrobotics laboratory at MIE, said medical applications are the other big area of potential for these little robots. In future “we could actually put small mechanical devices inside the body, maybe with a very small tether or even potentially wirelessly moving inside the body, which would be a revolutionary type of approach to monitoring, taking samples or even doing surgeries inside the body.”

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