From, Tuesday 18 October 2011, this paper can be downloaded from http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-3190/6/4/046008
"A wing assisted running robot and implications for avian flight evolution" (K Peterson, P Birkmeyer, R Dudley and R S Fearing 2011 Bioinspir. Biomim. 6 046008)
A six-legged, 25 g robot has been fitted with flapping wings in order to gain an insight into the evolution of early birds and insects.
Published today, 18 October, in IOP Publishing's journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, the study showed that although flapping wings significantly increased the speed of running robots, the origin of wings may lie in animals that dwelled in trees rather than on the ground.
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