February 01, 2017      

If you're all droned out and think you've seen just about every robot in the skies, look again. Scientists have built Bat Bot, a robot bat that can fly around autonomously while beating its skin-like wings.

Bats are renowned for their aerial acrobatics, taking advantage of over 40 wing joints for maneuverability.

Aside from shedding light on the mechanics of bat flight, Bat Bot is an attempt to reproduce those aerial skills so that next-generation flying robots can be more maneuverable when us...

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