(Less than) 15 (grams)

In 1485, DaVinci had drawn a way for humans to mimic and fly like a bird in the ornithopter [see (14)85 entry in this blog].  Nanotechnology has taken that idea of animal mimicry in a new direction.   Less than 15 grams, the Nano Hummingbird which can flaps its wings can also hover and fly in any direction.

AeroVironment’s Nano Hummingbird – “Employing biological mimicry at an extremely small scale, this unconventional aircraft could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities in urban environments.”

  • Outdoor/Indoor Flight

  • Precision/hover flight

For more details about AV and the nano hummingbird, click here.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Countdown to Powers of Ten Day

    • 10/10/10 2957 days ago