“Come fly with me”
A few weeks ago, nature published this beautiful video. Researchers at the UK’s Royal Veterinary College designed and built devices to collect flight data from birds, and then partnered with another incredible project – to reintroduce the Northern Bald Ibises into their natural habitat – and discovered a tremendous aerodynamic advantage in their (the Ibises) natural V formation.
This has incredible implications for the future of biomimetic flight. Perhaps Robo Raven can learn from this?