Scientists have been studying how birds fly for decades, but only recently have researchers expanded their studies to investigate how birds fit through tight spaces. According to ScienceNOW, detailed studies of trained rock pigeons have revealed just how acrobatic these birds are, including how they fit through tight gaps and maneuver around turns. It is hoped that further refinements of these studies can lead to better control over flying robots, eventually leading to robots that can maneuver successfully without human control.
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