New hummingbird research could lead to more powerful, bird-inspired robotic vehicles

August 1, 2014 7:32 PM

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New hummingbird research could lead to more powerful, bird-inspired robotic vehicles

Researchers estimated that there is potential to improve micro-helicopter rotor power by up to 27 percent.

According to a report from Stanford University, researchers have developed a vested interest in the dynamics of flight of the hummingbird, which, following more than 42 million years of natural selection, have turned this tiny bird into one of the world’s most energetically efficient aviators.

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