Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In A Gadda Da Vida

Butterfly-Inspired Flying Robots

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The beautiful science of a butterfly's flight  

 "An undergraduate engineering student at Johns Hopkins University, Tiras Lin, has used high-speed, high-resolution cameras to gain a new perspective on the mechanics of a painted lady butterfly's flight patterns. Information gathered from his research may be used to construct better designs for micro aerial vehicles that could be used by the United States military."

Butterfly Flight Inspires Better Flying Robots

"Mechanical engineers aim high-speed video cameras at planet's prettiest bugs to obtain flight insights."

Johns Hopkins University
Unraveling a Butterfly’s Aerial Antics Could Help Builders of Bug-Size Flying Robots
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