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Us Scientists Building Robot Fly

Sat, 3rd Aug 2002

Part of the show How Acupuncture Works

Most people hate flies, but under certain circumstances they might actually be useful. Engineers from the University of California, in America, are on course to build a minature robot 'fly' the size of a coin, by 2003 which they hope to use for spying or search and rescue missions. So far they have built a tiny bionic wing that can flap 150 times a second.

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