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World's lightest flying micro-robot unveiled
www.chinaview.cn 2004-08-20 10:39:39


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    BEIJING, Aug.20(Xinhuanet) -- The world's lightest flying micro-robot has been developed by Japan's Seiko Epson Corporation.

    The 12-gram robot resembles a small helicopter and is about 136 millimetres wide, 85 millimetres tall and weighs about 12 grams with a battery, China Radio International reported Thursday.

    Though still in the development stage, the robot is an advanced model of one released last year. It is remote-controlled and carries a tiny camera that can send images.

    The developer says such micro-robots are expected to be used in various fields, such as surveillance and searching dangerous and narrow places.

    Seiko Epson Corporation previously developed the world's smallest micro-robot in the 1990s, which was listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Enditem

    (CRIENGLISH.com)

 

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