Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×
Robotics Science

Winged Robots Hint At the Origins of Flight 59

sciencehabit writes "Here's what we know about the evolution of flight: By about 150 million years ago, the forests were filled with flying — or perhaps just gliding — dinosaurs like Archaeopteryx, possibly similar to the ancestor of modern birds. What we don't know is what primitive wings were used for before bird ancestors could fly. A new study (abstract) provides some fresh data for this debate, not from fossils but from a winged robot (video included)."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Winged Robots Hint At the Origins of Flight

Comments Filter:

Related Links Top of the: day, week, month.

The nicest thing about the Alto is that it doesn't run faster at night.

Working...