Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Up In The Air With The Robotic Bird, Man.

Biomimetics involves applying the techniques of nature to technological products. It makes sense because whether you believe God created nature or evolution made nature what it is today, the bottom line is nature works. A really cool application of biomimetics has been developed by some Dutch Aerospace Engineering students. They designed a small robotic airplane that flies like the common swift. RoboSwift, as their creation is called, will fly and steer by morphing its wings continuously during flight. (Here. There's a neat little diagram that accompanies the article.)


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