Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

This Insect Spies All: Miniature Surveillance Drones

 |  |  |  |  |  |  November 7, 2011


Ah, insect drones. They’ve been used so much in movies and televisions shows that it was bound to become a reality someday. I remember this particular scene in that old Richie Rich movie (the one where Macaulay Culkin played Richie), when Professor Kean Bean was showing off his latest invention to Richie: a gold flying bug that was equipped with a camera.

Air Force Drone

So remember when I said that such inventions would soon make their way in real life? Well, ladies and gentlemen, that time is now. The researchers at the Micro-Aviary at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have been hard at work at fitting walls with super-sensitive motion capture sensors that will be able to track the position of a helicopter or small plane “within about a tenth of an inch.” Talk about precise.

The information from the sensors are then used to create “very, very small flapping-wing vehicles,” says Greg Parker, who’s a part of the research team.

There have been no officially released images or photos of the insect drones, although I doubt the military will be making them available anytime soon as they’re bound to be classified stuff.

[via Oh Gizmo!]



Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer

Maxpedition Fatty Pocket Organizer

The Amusement Park (Trailer)

The Amusement Park (Trailer)

Smart Light Switch 2.0

Smart Light Switch 2.0

Tesla Model Excellence 24K is Hideously Expensive

Tesla Model Excellence 24K is Hideously Expensive

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Owners Can Get a Factory Lift Kit

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Owners Can Get a Factory Lift Kit

Wild One Max is an ’80s R/C Car Come to Life

Wild One Max is an ’80s R/C Car Come to Life

Advertisement