I’m not going to get into the legal and political implications of tiny robots, but this little flying scout is simply too cool to ignore. With funding from DARPA, enjoy the latest in flying machines!
“At last week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a California-based company unveiled an interesting little piece of biomimetic gadgetry. With funding from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), tech firm AeroVironment developed the Nano Hummingbird, a remote-controlled micro aircraft that can hover and fly in all directions while shooting and transmitting color video. With a paint job that resembles a real hummingbird’s coloration and two rapidly flapping wings, the Nano Hummingbird could one day be used for reconnaissance or surveillance missions, flying where larger remote-controlled aircraft can’t go.”