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As The Bug Flies: Using High-Speed Cameras To Analyze Fruit Fly Biolocomotion

As The Bug Flies: Using High-Speed Cameras To Analyze Fruit Fly Biolocomotion

The last thing you probably do when a fly buzzes towards you is marvel at its graceful wing and body kinematics. But that's exactly what researchers at Cornell University's Itai Cohen Group do on a daily basis.

One of the group's ongoing areas of study is biolocomotion - in particular, how living organisms, from individual insects to groups of people, navigate space. That's where Phantom high-speed cameras come in. The lab uses them to analyze how flies maintain control during flight and recover from mid-air stumbles. Not only does this research shed light on one of the animal kingdom's most complex, yet beautiful processes, but the results can be applied to the development of future micro air vehicles. Download the case study now to learn more about the process of this study and its findings.

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