Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed robotic insects that survive fly swatter hits.
If flies and mosquitoes weren't enough, researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new type of robotic insects, which remain functional even if you squash them with a fly swatter.
The ultra-light robotic insect, called DEAnsect, weigh less than a gram and are propelled into the air with hair-thin artificial muscles, Mashable reports.
The vibrations of the Dielectric Elastomer Actuators (DEAs) cause the insect to move at the rate of 3 cm per second. The researchers plan on inserting more sensors to make the annoying creepies communicate with their own robotic swarm.