AeroVironment makes Hummingbird-like robot

AeroVironment video showing progress with testing of a tiny flapping-wing "nano air vehicle" (NAV) designed to fly indoors.

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AeroVironment has recently received a DARPA phase II grant of $2.1 million USD to continue work on their humming-bird like nano-AUV. I'm always amused at how the US military spends millions every year on projects like these, yet you can buy ornithopter toys at any Walmart starting at $30 . . .

Anyway, the video is impressive none-the-less.

 

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