Moth drone stays rock steady in gale-force winds – New Scientist

THEY might not seem at all stable as they batter into light bulbs but moths have inspired an autopilot for drones.

Small drones find it difficult to fly in strong winds and cluttered environments. So Physical Sciences Inc (PSI) based in Andover, Massachusetts, in association with the US military, filmed hawk moths to see how they manage to stay aloft.

via Moth drone stays rock steady in gale-force winds – tech – 16 January 2014 – New Scientist.


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