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Flat structures pop into 3-D forms, yielding miniature robots and tools

5:23pm, November 29, 2012

As a graduate student, roboticist Robert Wood became fascinated with the idea of developing a life-size, flying bee machine. Able to soar above trees or maneuver around obstacles, such a robot, Wood figured, could gather secret information for military missions or monitor hazardous environments without risking human lives.

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