Robots And Birds: What Makes Birds So Good At Sticking Their Landings

In the interest of making better robots, researchers engineered sensor-packed perches to detect the precise forces employed by parrotlets during touchdown. Under the watchful eyes of five high-speed cameras, a small, pale-blue bird named Gary waits for the signal to fly. Diana Chin, a graduate student at Stanford University and Gary’s trainer, points her finger … Continue reading Robots And Birds: What Makes Birds So Good At Sticking Their Landings