A bat is a fast-flying animal. The key to achieving this speed is because it has an aerodynamic body structure.
Biologists in Lund, Sweden studied the long-barked bat. The focus of this study is to see if it can affect future technological innovations that can contribute to artificial flight. Based on the results of the study, humans can make more stable and faster transportation means.
A researcher at the Department of Biology, Per Henningson, explains the findings: "The flight speed of the bat is very fast. The bats must consider wind, turbulence, foliage, and other surrounding obstacles because they fly at very high speeds. "
A team led by Henningson studied the precision of insect-eating bats in the air.
"The bats that eat insects should be particularly maneuverable because they catch their prey in flight," Henningson said. Insects fly or sit on leaves and tree pillars. But in any case, bats can catch insects. "
The researchers hope that through technology, humans can contribute to learning by exploiting the biological functions of animals when they try to outdo themselves.
Henningson is optimistic about the many possibilities of the results, and said he plans to conduct research to compare flight control capabilities of different creatures such as birds, bats and insects.