WATCH: Flapping Robot Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Move

WATCH: Flapping Robot Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Move
The DelFly Nimble in flight. The robot was inspired by the agile movements of the fruit fly.

The scientists were inspired by the super-agile fruit fly. And by designing this robot, they've figured out some of the mysteries of one of the fly's fanciest maneuvers.

(Image credit: Henri Werij/TU Delft )