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Meet Smellicopter: The Drone That Uses Live Moth Antenna To Follow Scents

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Meet Smellicopter: The Drone That Uses Live Moth Antenna To Follow Scents

Photo: ‘Smellicopter’ […]. Screenshot from YouTube / University of Washington. Article by Erika P.

Melanie Anderson was a Ph.D. student of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington when she made the Smellicopter, an autonomous drone that uses a live moth antenna to follow scents and navigate them.

She and her team published their paper in  IOP Science, which describes the Smellicopter as: “A bio-hybrid odor-guided autonomous palm-sized air vehicle.” […]

 

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