For perching on a stationary target, please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSctVKEwAGM
The work by Aditya Paranjape, Joseph Kim, and Soon-Jo Chung at the Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Narration by Jenny Roderick at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The technical details of this work can be found in the following papers.
A. Paranjape, J. Kim, and S.-J. Chung, “Closed-Loop Perching of Aerial Robots with Articulated Flapping Wings,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, under review, 2012. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/sjchung/www/Paranjape12_perching_submitted.pdf
A. A. Paranjape, S.-J. Chung, H. H. Hilton, and A. Chakravarthy, “Dynamics and Performance of Tailless Micro Aerial Vehicle with Flexible Articulated Wings,” AIAA Journal, vol. 50, no. 5, May 2012, pp. 1177-1188. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/sjchung/www/AIAAJflexnew.pdf
A. A. Paranjape, S.-J. Chung, and M. S. Selig, “Flight Mechanics of a Tailless Articulated Wing Aircraft,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 6, 026005, 2011. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/sjchung/www/dihedral_final.pdf
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