Have you ever wondered how animals fly? In this lecture, aerospace engineer Florian Muijres and researcher at the Experimental Zoology Group at WUR will discuss this by presenting his research on the aerodynamics and manoeuvre dynamics of all extant groups of flying animals, birds, bats and insects.
He will show that animals make use of special flight techniques that are not used by conventional human-made machines. This makes flying animals so much more manoeuvrable than airplane, helicopters and even drones. Learning from this, would allow us to develop more efficient and especially more manoeuvrable bio-inspired drones.