Contact: Abby Vogel Robinson
Georgia Institute of Technology
Caption: Georgia Tech mechanical engineering assistant professor Alexander Alexeev proposes using flexible wings that are driven by a simple sinusoidal flapping motion for micro-scale air vehicles. This avoids some of the design challenges involved in mimicking the complex combination of pitching and plunging motions insects use.
Credit: Georgia Tech/Gary Meek
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