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NEWS: Watch this cyborg dragonfly drone take flight

NEWS: Watch this cyborg dragonfly drone take flight

June 07, 2017

Scientists at the multidisciplinary research company Draper are using mind control to make insects power their new miniature drone tech.

The DragonflEye project sets out to create cyborg drones that can be steered by humans. It outfits live dragonflies with ‘backpacks’ that contain a sensor array and a solar power source – and then uses neural networking to control their flight paths.

Watch what may be the world’s first cyborg-drone flight in this Draper project video:

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