Hummingbird robot using AI to go soon where drones can't

What can fly like a bird and hover like an insect? A friendly neighborhood hummingbird, of course. If drones had this capability, they would be able to fly steadily through windy conditions, and get into tight spaces other drones couldn't go. Purdue University assistant professor Xinyan Deng and her team have created a bio-inspired hummingbird robot trained by artificial intelligence (AI), weighing only 12 grams and utilizing unsteady aerodynamics to hover.

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