Cookie Notification

We use cookies to personalize your experience. Learn more here.

I Accept
I Don't Accept
Report this product
We regularly adjust ratings based on user feedback and product reviews. We update ratings to better inform our readers. Our goal is to be a trusted source of information, and we want to protect you from products and brands with major issues.After receiving negative feedback from users about a product, the Gadget Flow team will take another look at it and ensure the review’s credibility.
7-3 =
Product Specifications
88 mg
Black, Green, Yellow

Science Robotics RoBeetle insect-sized microbot runs on methanol

The Science Robotics RoBeetle insect-sized microbot runs on methanol—a type of alcohol. This substance allows the insect-sized microbot to hold plenty of energy per unit of volume as compared to batteries. In fact, this insect-sized microbot doesn’t require an additional external power source. Once in action, this small gadget will move by itself like a real-life insect. It features tiny artificial muscles that contract and relax. Therefore, it moves with ease and in a realistic manner. To power its movement, the nickel-titanium alloy wires speed up the burning of methanol vapor. Once there’s heat, the robotic legs can move. Weighing only 88 milligrams, it’s lightweight but can hold objects up to nearly three times its own weight. It can also carry 95 milligrams of fuel and run for two hours.

Science Robotics RoBeetle insect-sized microbot runs on methanol
Share it
Gadget Flow Rating 9.7/10
View Product Specs
Discovered on Aug 28, 2020, 2:59 am EDT
Discovered by Amy Poole
Report this