Airborne robotic spycraft inspired by seagulls

 作者:越拧洼     |      日期:2019-03-03 05:20:00
Highly agile airborne drones with flexible wings inspired by seagulls could be used for surveillance within the narrow confines of cities. The US air force has long been interested in “morphing wing” aircraft that can change their shape in mid-flight to carry out different tasks, such as rapid dives or slow gliding for loitering over an area under observation. Now researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville, led by Rick Lind and funded by the USAF and NASA, have built a prototype remote-controlled drone with a seagull’s ability to hover,