Feathered Robotic Wing Paves Way For Flapping Drones

January 16, 2023 | Other
Lund University

A Swedish-Swiss research team at Lund University have been exploring how using bird biomimicry could help develop efficient, flapping drones, and have constructed a robotic wing.

“We have built a robot wing that can flap more like a bird than previous robots, but also flap in way that birds cannot do. By measuring the performance of the wing in our wind tunnel, we have studied how different ways of achieving the wing upstroke affect force and energy in flight”, says researcher Christoffer Johansson.