Wing Transmission for a Micromechanical Flying Insect

Abstract

Flapping wings provide unmatched maneuverability for flying micro-robots. Recent advances in modelling insect aerodynamics show that adequate wing rotation at the end of the stroke is essential for generating adequate flight forces. We developed a thorax structure using four bar frames combined with an extensible fan-fold wing to provide adequate wing… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2000.844811

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