Those cool cats at DARPA have done it again, with a 10-gram robot that flaps its wings like a bird. The first wireless robot this small that can carry its own power supply, this nano flying machine will be able to spy on bad guys someday.
There's still a lot of work to do. It flies in wind a whole lot better than a mosquito, but still can only withstand breezes of around 5 mph. And, it has an endurance problem, and can only stay in the air for 20 seconds before its batteries must be recharged.
What's next? We're thinking DARPA will figure out how to put tiny missiles on this little sucker, making it extra lethal.
Via Boing Boing