How birds avoid mid-air collisions: Study finds they always veer right, and the discovery could help prevent drone crashes



With the rise of drones and steadily increasing density of air-traffic, fears of collisions between both manned and unmanned craft have become far more urgent in recent years.
But according to researchers, autopilot systems could learn a trick or two from nature to become much safer.
In a new study, researchers in Australia investigated the ways in which pairs of budgerigars avoid collisions when flying head-on, revealing the birds always veer right to prevent a crash.
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WHAT THE STUDY FOUND In the study, the researchers observed 102 flights of 10 male budgies - but not... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 43
Source: Daily Mail
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