Tiny Flying Robot is Inspired by Jellyfish – NYU Machine


The NYU machine, however, is able to remain stable simply by virtue of its design.

Created by Dr. Leif Ristroph, it consists of four wings that are arranged “like the petals of a flower,” that flap at a rate of 20 times per second. When rising or falling, its motions do indeed resemble those of a pulsating jellyfish. Once hovering in place, its actions are more like those of a moth.” via Gizmag

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