Researchers are creating robotic beetle that ‘runs’ on methanol – IT Pro – Geeks

Researchers at the University of Southern California have created RoBeetle, a tiny 88-milligram robotic insect that contains no electronics but autonomously takes millimeter steps using methanol. RoBeetle’s body is a reservoir for the methanol. Over its back is a wire that expands with heat and shrinks when it cools. This actuator is made of nickel-titanium … Read more