Scientists invent tiny ‘wasp’ drones that can open doors 40 times their own mass

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One of the most promising things about advancements in robotics is the potential applications for things like disaster recovery. Humans are great at rescuing each other, but we often can't squeeze through areas that are cut off by debris, making it difficult to sweep through busted buildings in search of individuals who might be stranded within.

A new kind of drone developed by scientists from Stanford University and Disney Research could be an incredibly useful tool in such scenarios. The tiny "FlyCroTug" drones are not only small enough to navigate cramped areas, but can also pull many times their own weight in order to access new areas and even open doors.

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