Robo-bats to fly using fast-twitch "muscles"

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Robo-bats to fly using fast-twitch "muscles"

Postby Cheryl Jones » Jul 8, 2009 7:44 pm

Robo-bats to fly using fast-twitch "muscles"

Tiny flying machines can be used for everything from indoor surveillance to exploring collapsed buildings, but simply making smaller versions of planes and helicopters doesn't work very well. Instead, researchers at North Carolina State Univ. are mimicking nature's small flyers—and developing robotic bats that offer increased maneuverability and performance.

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Re: Robo-bats to fly using fast-twitch "muscles"

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Jul 9, 2009 10:16 pm

Awesome, but then cavers would be using those to explore too tight passages... :big grin:
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