Hawk moth hovers in mid-air

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Hawk moth hovers in mid-air

Using infrared cameras and robotic flowers, scientists have learned how the hawk moth juggles complex sensing and control challenges to hover in mid-air and track flowers while adjusting to changing light conditions. The work shows that the creatures can slow their brains to improve vision under low-light conditions – while continuing to perform demanding tasks.

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Life Sciences and Biology, Physics and Physical Sciences
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hawk moth, flowers, robotic flower, physics, physics of living systems
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Sep 19, 2017 - 4:38pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017 - 4:38pm