Bird-inspired self-folding wings could help drones recover from collisions

Bird-inspired self-folding wings could help drones recover from collisions

Study lead author Amanda Stowers with the folding wings (Photo: Stanford University) If you’ve ever watched a flying bird weaving its way through a forest, you may have wondered how it could do so without hitting its wings on the trees. Well, birds actually do hit trees with their wings. Unlike the rigid wings of an aircraft, however, birds’ wings simply fold back under impact, then immediately fold open […]

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