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Think before swatting the next fly you see, because it might be a robot. Researchers from the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory have developed a robotic fly that can actually take flight. Read about the journey to develop the fly at Robotic Fly, and be sure to see the video of the fly in flight.
The Army's Remote-Controlled Beetle
Instead of building artificial insects, some researchers are trying to control living insects using cybernetic implants. Read The Army's Remote-Controlled Beetle and Cyborg Moth Gets a New Radio to learn about the research and possible applications.