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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Robotics of the Small

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This tiny robotic beetle travels for two hours without a battery
Liquid methanol powers RoBeetle’s artificial muscles.

Christine Fisher, @cfisherwrites
August 21, 2020

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California have created a miniscule autonomous robotic beetle, RoBeetle, that can travel for more than two hours without a battery. The 88-milligram, insect-inspired robot runs on liquid methanol, which powers its artificial muscles, and it can carry payloads 2.6 times its own body weight. ... " 

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