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The invention A robot for spinning insects in flight High-tech. A tangle of cables that goes in all directions. Looks like the launch ramp that uses the rob

Science - A robot for spinning insects in full flight - The Point

The invention

A robot for spinning insects in flight

High-tech. A tangle of cables that goes in all directions. Looks like the launch ramp that uses the robot developed in Nancy by the CNRS, the university of Lorraine and Inra. His mission : to track, shoot and interact with the moth Agrotis ipsilon . Because there is still a lot to discover on this beast alive 2 centimeters long, can move at 3 meters/second, will be to guide based on the smells and change direction easily. " The flight of insects capable of hovering is totally different from that of birds , " observes Dominique Mar...

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Mr. Jouaiti and D. Martinez/CNRS – Francesco d'errico and Luc Doyon – Science Magazine

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Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 10:33

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