Insect-sized Robots that can Emit Light

Engineers at MIT, a NYSERNet member, have created insect-sized robots that can emit light when they fly and could eventually be used to aid search-and-rescue missions. This electroluminescence could enable the robots to communicate with each other. Learn more here:

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Inspired by fireflies, MIT researcers have created soft actuators that can emit light in different colors or patterns.
Photo courtesy of the researchers