Light-controlled artificial maple seeds could monitor the environment even in hard-to-reach locations

Researchers from Tampere University, Finland, and the University of Pittsburgh, U.S., have developed a tiny robot replicating the aerial dance of falling maple seeds. In the future, this robot could be used for real-time environmental monitoring or delivery of small samples even in inaccessible terrain such as deserts, mountains or cliffs, or the open sea.

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