Researchers from Harvard University in the United States of America have developed a small robot with a capacity for pilots, swimming and diving. Researchers have named RoboBee the robot 1000 times lighter than any other air or water robot.
The first version of the robot was developed in 2013, and the new version came with a number of improvements, the most important of which is the provision of special techniques to be able to dive. The team pointed out that the new robot was designed with new mechanisms that allow him to move directly from water to air, With automatic power generation, combined with a combination of intelligent sensors and electronics that mimic bee eyes, while the robot weighs only 175 milligrams.
The team encountered many obstacles during the robot manufacturing process. RoboBee needed the power needed to push it from the depth of the water to the air. The researchers succeeded in exploiting the oxygen and hydrogen present in the water to generate enough gas energy to propel the robot, Parties that allow him to fly.
The researchers want to harness this type of robotics in the exploration and environmental monitoring, and in the development of biological studies, and is expected to undergo further development of the robot in the next period to improve the way it is routed wirelessly.
It is worth mentioning that micro-robots have begun to attract the attention of researchers in the recent period, as many universities and companies to develop robots by nanometers, and researchers are seeking to use these robots in the medical field, by entering into the human body to accomplish various
tasks, Medication to specific areas of the body or internal organs.