Richard Bomphrey from the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College talks about how mosquitoes can detect surfaces using the airflow caused by the movement of their own wings … and the autonomous drones he developed to mimic them. Such low-power sensing systems have major potential for future use in safer rotorcraft or drone control systems.

An interview with: Richard Bomphrey

Reference Richard's research: Nakata, T., Phillips, N., Simoes, P., Russell, I., Cheney, J. A., Walker, S. M., & Bomphrey, R. J. (2020). Aerodynamic Imaging by Mosquitoes Inspires a Surface Detector for Autonomous Flying Vehicles. Science, 368(6491), 634-637.  

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