Bug buzz

4 ways insects are inspiring the future of robotics

When it comes to flying and vision, pests still do it best.

Macro sharp and detailed fly compound eye surface.


Robots may seem like futuristic, all-powerful technology, but in reality they still need a lot of help. Especially when it comes to perfecting simple skills, like sight.


Roboticists often turn to insects for inspiration. Studying how flies, moths, and locusts react to stimuli can help teach robots to do the same.