VIDEO: Flying, crawling micro air vehicle


The Morphing Micro Air and Land Vehicle (MMALV) is based on “passive mechanics” of cockroach and bat locomotion.

Three prototypes were built based on studies of the mechanics of thin, undercambered, bat-like wings and abstracted cockroach ground locomotion mechanisms.

One MLV is capable of flying and walking, and successfully transitions between locomotion modalities. An insect-like wing retraction mechanism has also been designed.

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2 Responses to VIDEO: Flying, crawling micro air vehicle

  1. Rick 19 February, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    How is this different from a remote controlled plane from radio shack?

  2. neha 31 March, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    can i buy this.and how is the procedure

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