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