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Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign think mimicking nature is the best way to help robots take flight. So with the help of a 3D printer they have created a flying robotic bat, complete with a layer of fake silicone skin for the wing's membranes. It somehow manages to make real bats look almost cute in comparison.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign think mimicking nature is the best way to help robots take flight. So with the help of a 3D printer they have created a flying robotic bat, complete with a layer of fake silicone skin for the wing's membranes. It somehow manages to make real bats look almost cute in comparison.