Mechanical engineers aim high-speed video cameras at planet's prettiest bugs to obtain flight insights.
May 11 2012 - 2:30pm
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- Micro aerial vehicle (MAV) - an unmanned aerial vehicle that is designed to be small and in some cases may possess the ability to maneuver on its own.
- Flight dynamics - the study of how forces, such as gravity and friction, influence a flying object's speed and maneuverability.
- Maneuverability - the ability to avoid obstacles and shift positions quickly and easily.