The DelFly Nimble robot can fly like a real insect
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A research project from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands created the latest iteration of the DelFly robot called the Nimble. Its a super agile robot with a quad-wing flapping system, and its capable of flying just as nimbly as a real winged insect.
Using its four wings, the DelFly can control three axes of flight, and it goes left or right by changing the way each one of its wings flap. Its eerily similar to a real insect. Currently, the DelFly can fly around for more than five minutes on a full battery with a range of more than 1 kilometer (0.62 miles).
You might be asking yourself, What can a flying robot be used for? The DelFlys project page states…