Meet RoboBee - the tiny flying robot

Meet the "RoboBee", a tiny robot which can fly, and perch on the ceiling like a real-life insect!

It was designed by scientists from Harvard Microbotics Laboratory and is about the same size as a ten pence coin.

The robots are special because they use something called 'electrostatic adhesion' to perch on the ceiling.

That's the same thing that happens when you rub a balloon on your jumper and it sticks to walls.

Perching on things allows the robots to save their energy on longer journeys.

Scientists think these robots could be used to help search and rescue teams get to hard to reach places after a natural disaster.

Pictures courtesy of Harvard University Microbotics Laboratory.

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