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Researchers including 3 Indians build world’s 1st wireless insect-sized drone in US

A team of researchers at the University of Washington in the United States has built the world’s first wireless fly-sized drone. It can easily slip into tight places inaccessible to big unmanned aerial vehicles.

It represents a milestone in autonomous flight that could launch a new wave of innovation in aerial robotics. The research team included three Indians- Professor Shyam Gollakota and PhD students Vikram Iyer and Yogesh Chukewad.

The University said in a statement that the insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks.

Source: AIR