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A New Flapping Drone Can Take Off, Hover and Swoop Like a Bird – Gizmodo Australia

We have developed four-winged bird-like robots, called ornithopters, that can take off and fly with the agility of swifts, hummingbirds and insects. We did this by reverse engineering the aerodynamics and biomechanics of these creatures. Our ornithopters have…

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We have developed four-winged bird-like robots, called ornithopters, that can take off and fly with the agility of swifts, hummingbirds and insects. We did this by reverse engineering the aerodynamics and biomechanics of these creatures.
Our ornithopters have the potential to outperform and outmanoeuvre existing drone configurations with static wings or propellers.
What are ornithopters?
Ornithopters are flying machines based on the design of birds. Existing drone configurations rely on prope…

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