The PC-MEMs manufacturing method, developed at Harvard Microrobotics Lab, was used to create this tiny model of the Wright brothers' bi-plane
HAMR3 is a 1.7 gram six-legged microrobot that carries its own power source
Unlike its tethered cousins, HAMR3 is autonomous thanks to its on board battery
HAMR running at 8.4 body lengths per second is just a blur when observed in real time
The HAMR running experiment can only be observed when the video is slowed to a fraction of real time
By simply reducing the design file, Harvard researchers managed to produce a version of HAMR weighing just 270 mg, about the size of a penny.
Harvard Microrobotics Lab's HAMR is an insect-sized robot capable of high speed legged locomotion
Though there's much work to be done before miniature robots move exactly like insects, Harvard Microrobotics Lab is making strides with its latest prototypes. It recently demonstrated the Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot (HAMR), a 4.4 cm quadruped that scurries around at up to 8.4 body lengths per second.
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