Flying Insect Robots and the Technology Commercialization Pipeline
Recent advancements in the field of flight mechanics have made the production of insect-like flapping drones within the realm of possibility. Possible applications include everything from kids’ toys to covert military spy drones. In this talk, Jeremy Greeter will explain the basics of how animals fly and how insects stabilize and maneuver in the air. He will also discuss how new inventions that come out of funded research get incorporated into new products and how you could one day be a science entrepreneur as well.
Science Saturday is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on a Saturday each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 2:30pm. The presentations are meant to demonstrate the vast variety of careers in scientific fields, from astronomy to zoology, and are most appropriate for ages eight and older. Meet a scientist, learn about current research and ask your questions!
Jeremy Greeter, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in Innovation and New Ventures at East Carolina University.
Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.