Thursday May 17, 2018

Black Mirror Comes to Real Life

Remember that Black Mirror episode Hated in the Nation with the electronic killer bees? The engineers at Washington University are getting us one step closer to those being a reality. Wireless flying robotic insects are a real thing now.

Now, engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time cut the cord and added a brain, allowing their RoboFly to take its first independent flaps. This might be one small flap for a robot, but it’s one giant leap for robot-kind.