Microflier is the smallest-ever manmade flying structure. It is a winged microchip, approximately the size of a sand grain and smaller than an ordinary ant. The device does not have a motor or an engine. Its flight capacity depends on wind and a propeller. It was designed based on aerodynamics of the movement of the bladed seed of tristellateia plant.
The newly developed device is designed to support miniature technologies such as sensors, power supplies, wireless communication antennae and memory data. It can monitor pollution levels and spread of diseases while being transported by the wind.