Swifts fill the sky before descending into the chimney atop the Professional Building on Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh to roost for the night. Dennis Evangelista, an engineering researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, is recording the flock’s motion to learn how the birds move without crashing, a lesson that could be valuable for drones.
Swifts fill the sky before descending into the chimney atop the Professional Building on Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh to roost for the night. Dennis Evangelista, an engineering researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, is recording the flock’s motion to learn how the birds move without crashing, a lesson that could be valuable for drones. rwillett@newsobserver.com
Swifts fill the sky before descending into the chimney atop the Professional Building on Hargett Street in downtown Raleigh to roost for the night. Dennis Evangelista, an engineering researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, is recording the flock’s motion to learn how the birds move without crashing, a lesson that could be valuable for drones. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Downtown Raleigh’s chimney swifts could teach drones to fly in flocks

October 01, 2014 6:10 PM