You’ve probably never asked yourself why anyone would want to put a camera on a beetle’s back. In fact, you’ve likely never even thought about cameras on beetles’ backs. Scientists at the University of Washington have though, and they’ve done more than think. They’ve successfully created a wireless camera so miniature that it’s perfect for the insect kingdom. Why? Well, according to the team, it’s an important step to take in miniaturizing robots. While we have small cameras in our phones, those camera chips are connected to fairly large batteries and processors. The beetle-cam isn’t.
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