The robot is covered with a layer of cardiomyocytes (heart cells), and its wings are covered with a light-sensitive hydrogel.
It also uses fin wings, 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.