UAV Design Inspired by Movement of Birds

Birds have the capacity to move between stable and unstable flight. See how University of Michigan engineers are trying to apply that natural capability to technology.

“Researchers working on morphing aircraft have long quoted bird flight as a motivation. Christina’s unique background and subsequent research has helped put such claims into analytical terms, making a precise science out of avian flight and how it relates to morphing UAVs,” said Daniel Inman , the Harm Buning Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at U-M.