The MetaFly is an exceptionally compact and durable robotic insect that manages to combine designs inspired by nature with the very latest technological and engineering upgrades.
Developed by none other than French engineer Edwin Van Ruymbeke, this robotic insect weighs less than 10 grams and measures less than 20 cm in length. Despite this compact form factor, it still manages to pack a motor and rechargeable battery that work together to power its wings.
Elsewhere, the MetaFly offers a top speed of 18 km/h and can be operated via remote control from distances of up to 100 meters. It also features flexible and durable wings and legs that make use of high-tech carbon fiber and crystal polymers.
Currently the subject of a crowdfunding campaign over on Kickstarter, this robotic insect aims to offer buyers a truly unique drone-operating experience, something that should enable it to differentiate itself in an increasingly crowded consumer drone space.