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DelFly, the Autonomous Robot Dragonfly

delfly_3455_548x365_thumbArmed with obstacle-avoiding navigation, DelFly can explore its surroundings independently

TU Delft researchers have developed the DelFly Explorer, the world’s first Micro Air Vehicle with flapping wings that can avoid obstacles by itself. The uniqueness of this achievement lies in the DelFly Explorer’s very low weight (20 grams, i.e. a few sheets of paper), and this opens up new possible applications for both smaller and larger MAVs.

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