Avian Secret: The Key to Agile Bird Flight Is Switching Quickly Between Stable and Unstable Gliding

March 9, 2022

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Daniel Inman, Harm Buning Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at U-M, and Doug Altshuler, professor of zoology at the University of British Columbia, discuss the connection between bird flight and the design of more agile aircraft and autonomous aerial vehicles. Rather than looking at the instability regarding flight, the experts highlight the transitions between maneuvers. Inman and Altshuler note their research findings and the process behind the development of such aircraft & vehicles.

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