Creating the Mobee (the Monolithic Bee)

This is a fascinating video about the creation of a dime-sized robot flying machine. I have to say, every step in the process is at once innovative and scary. How long til the future of miniature spy drones? We’re already very likely to end up with Man-Hacks drilling into our brainpans when we least suspect them. Why not fly-shaped spy robots in every home?

Okay, seriously, this would be great for mass-production of tiny exploration bots so we could map areas on other planets or what have you. Imagine sending a probe with a compartment full of these things, each with a mini cam that feeds live video streams back to the probe, out to another planet where they could map the whole thing in no time flat.