The Urbana-Champaign MAV features articulated wings with movable trailing edge flaps
Engineers have created a bird-like micro air vehicle that is capable of coming to a perched landing on a human hand
Although winged micro air vehicles (MAVs) are pretty impressive in free flight, one of the skills that has proven difficult for them to master is the bird-like perched landing. Aerospace engineers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, however, have now achieved it – they’ve developed an MAV that is capable of landing on an outstretched human hand.
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