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Georgia Tech awarded patent for dragonfly-inspired MAV

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    Well it’s springtime and if you are the type to embrace nature and hang out near freshwater, then you may see dragonflies. The next time you see one, consider that its robotic counterpart has finally been granted a patent.

    Wait, haven’t you seen dragonfly-like MAVs for years now? Probably. Georgia Tech Research Corporation filed the patent in 2012. At any rate, the patent says that in order for DARPA to consider an aerial vehicle as a MAV, it must be “smaller than 6 inches in any direction or must not have a gross takeoff weight greater than 100 grams” (about .22 pounds or roughly the same weight as 100 Skittles.)

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