Draper's DragonflEye Has Liftoff

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A dragonfly with a tiny backpack is smaller, lighter and stealthier than anything else that’s manmade.

DragonflEye Takes Off

DragonflEye, a program announced in January, has liftoff. DragonflEye is a drone that uses live dragonflies to fly. It was created by researchers at Draper and Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Janelia Research Campus. The dragonfly wears a tiny backpack fitted with electronics, sensors and a solar cell. A light source charges the solar cell, which powers the backpack. Find out more about DragonflEye in our news release that announced the program and in today’s video.

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