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The Untethered RoboBee


Changes to the Robobee - including an additional pair of wings and improvements to the actuators and transmission ratio - made the vehicle more efficient and allowed the addition of solar cells and an electronics panel. This Robobee is the first to fly without a power cord and is the lightest, untethered vehicle to achieve sustained flight.

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Harvard’s updated RoboBee X-Wing can now fly on its own