Analysis of the way a goshawk flies through cluttered forests has revealed a critical safe speed that suggests a roadmap for next-generation UAV research (Photo: Ben Fredericson)
Research into goshawk flight could inform the design of next generation UAVS. Where prior research into bird flight has focused on steady flight, new research from MIT examines the patterns of birds adept at flying in "cluttered environments" to find principles applicable to robot motion planning. It's research that might one day find practical applications in engineering, including fast, agile UAVs.
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