University of Washington engineers created the RoboFly, a small, flying robot that goes where humans can't

12:36 PM ET Fri, 2 Nov 2018

University of Washington engineers created the RoboFly. It’s powered by an invisible laser beam pointed at a photovoltaic cell. Researchers spent more than 20 years to finally come up with a fully-autonomous version. Until now, the electronics necessary to control the wings were just too heavy.