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Record number 507276
Title The aerodynamics and control of free flight Manoeuvres in Drosophila
Author(s) Dickinson, Michael H.; Muijres, Florian T.
Source Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological sciences 371 (2016)1704. - ISSN 0962-8436
DOI https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0388
Department(s) Experimental Zoology
WIAS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Aerodynamics - Control theory - Drosophila - Flight - Insects
Abstract

A firm understanding of how fruit flies hover has emerged over the past two decades, and recent work has focused on the aerodynamic, biomechanical and neurobiological mechanisms that enable them to manoeuvre and resist perturbations. In this review, we describe how flies manipulate wing movement to control their body motion during active manoeuvres, and how these actions are regulated by sensory feedback. We also discuss howthe application of control theory is providing newinsight into the logic and structure of the circuitry that underlies flight stability.

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