The robot is covered with a layer of cardiomyocytes (heart cells), and its wings are covered with a photosensitive hydrogel.
He also uses wings-fins, which are active while the robot is in the dark.
During laboratory tests, the robot is successfuldelivered targeted delivery of drugs against cancer cells. Currently, researchers are working on a system that will allow them to fold each wing separately, increasing the maneuverability of the device.
Previously promising research managementProjects of the US Department of Defense (DARPA) announced a competition for the concept of a military robot, in which the brain of a flying insect will be responsible for the calculations.