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Contact: Abby Vogel Robinson
abby@innovate.gatech.edu
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Georgia Institute of Technology

Alexander Alexeev, 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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