Original paper

Aerodynamic imaging by mosquitoes inspires a surface detector for autonomous flying vehicles

Science56.90
Volume: 368, Issue: 6491, Pages: 634 - 637
Published: May 8, 2020
Abstract
Some flying animals use active sensing to perceive and avoid obstacles. Nocturnal mosquitoes exhibit a behavioral response to divert away from surfaces when vision is unavailable, indicating a short-range, mechanosensory collision-avoidance mechanism. We suggest that this behavior is mediated by perceiving modulations of their self-induced airflow patterns as they enter a ground or wall effect. We used computational fluid dynamics simulations of...
Paper Details
Title
Aerodynamic imaging by mosquitoes inspires a surface detector for autonomous flying vehicles
Published Date
May 8, 2020
Journal
Volume
368
Issue
6491
Pages
634 - 637
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