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Optimization of avian perching manoeuvres

Abstract:

Perching at speed is among the most demanding flight behaviours that birds perform1,2 and is beyond the capability of most autonomous vehicles. Smaller birds may touch down by hovering3,4,5,6,7,8, but larger birds typically swoop up to perch1,2—presumably because the adverse scaling of their power margin prohibits hovering9 and because swooping upwards transfers kinetic to potential energy before collision1,2,10. Perching demands precise control of velocity and pose11,12,13,14, particularly i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41586-022-04861-4

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Journal website
Volume:
607
Pages:
91-96
Publication date:
2022-06-29
Acceptance date:
2022-05-12
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1259375
Local pid:
pubs:1259375
Deposit date:
2022-05-13

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