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TEDxAmsterdam2011 Dr. ir. David Lentink by Mind Map: TEDxAmsterdam2011
Dr. ir. David Lentink
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TEDxAmsterdam2011 Dr. ir. David Lentink

Nature inspired flight - beyond the leap

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dream of flight

Ikarus & Daedalus

we focus on, Ikarus

but we should focus on, daedalus, understood principle of fight, also limitations

compete with animals

outrun a horse

michael phelps, 8 medals

learn from birds

2001, research nasa, future of flight, materials can change shape, aluminum is dificult to transform


mate in air, the wet dream of every pilot

shape shift

why are they efficient

drag force

lift force

morphing robotswift to adapt to air


took off

in windforce 5

nature is the best acrobat

see the testflight movie at Youtube


wing motion is very specific

build robots on the scale of a fruit flies

repeated at scale

house fly


insect aerodynamics

resulted in


high speed video needed to film the rapid movement of the roboflies

posted the question on the web

got a lot of reaction

professionals told: it was not possible

how to select the right frame right, so it looks great in slo-motion

correlation between wingspan and amount of frame rates needed


grasp the principle then the myth falls and ideas will take off