Tuesday, 29 Dec, 2009 Technology

Latest Invention: Hummingbird Robot Created by Japanese Scientist


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According to a Japanese scientist, he managed to create a "hummingbird robot" able to flutter around in the air by using a fast wing motions. The robot has almost the size of a real hummingbird. It features micro motor and 4 wings that flap at a speed of 30 times per second.

Hiroshi Liu, the 46-year-old scientist who works at Chiba University east of Tokyo and specializes in creating robots based on real creatures says that his latest invention is able to turn up, down, left or right by making use on a special infrared sensor. The robot weights only 2.6 grams.

Liu says that the robot can fly in a figure of 8 more stably than a real helicopter. He mentioned that he further plans to make his latest invention float at one point in mid-air. In addition, the researcher looks forward to mount a micro camera on the robot by March 2011, reports Physorg.com.

Though little, the robot has cost Liu a stunning 200 million yen ($2.1 million). It could be used for various purposes like rescuing people from ruins, looking for criminals and even serving as a probe vehicle on the red planet. "First, we need to learn about effective mechanism from natural life forms, but we want to develop something to go beyond nature eventually," said the scientist.

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43 votes

//4 Oct 23, 2010 10:07 PM | posted by: Vagish
I think its a good work . We should not only care for human but other creature also . Bcoz of human the nature is not balanced . But idea of inventing bird should be more better so that i could help the other way. Tanx
50 votes

//3 Jan 25, 2010 04:15 AM | posted by: can u explain this?
i understood about the speed of the wings driven by a motor concept..but how it can be used in sensing things and how does the sensor works...can u explain this briefly?
49 votes

//2 Jan 11, 2010 08:07 PM | posted by: Mohammed Hassan Mulla
Excellent job but we have to develope more and more which can be helpful for the people.
43 votes

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