BPN962: Insect-Scale Flying Robots

Abstract: 

Insect-scale untethered flight with maneuverability is very challenging toward possible practical applications and attitude-stabilized flight (hovering) is one of the first steps for long-time air flight operations. In this project, we introduce the insect-scale, untethered, rotating-wing aerial vehicles with inherent stability by the gyroscopic effect to achieve several key advancements: (1) powered by alternating magnetic fields wirelessly; (2) 160-mg in weight and 20.0-mm-in-diameter in size – smallest untethered flying robot in the world; and (3) attitude-stabilized flights (hovering) and demos for disturbance rejections. Further miniaturizations with remote power such as laser could potentially lead to practical applications.

Publication date: 
August 24, 2021
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Current)
Citation: 
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