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Photos of the Day: Dragonfly Inspired BionicOpter

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:40pm
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, PD&D

Inspired by the flight of the Dragonfly, the BionicOpter is ultra-light and can fly in all directions. Through its complexity, the pilot merely has to steer the BionicOpter with the use of a smartphone.

Read: Dragonfly Inspires BionicOpter Flight

With the ability to move each of its wings separately, it can also slow down, turn quickly, accelerate, and fly backwards.

For the first time, there is a single model that can achieve the motion of the helicopter, plane, and the glider.

(Photo Credit: Festo)

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