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Honey bee gait styles on a vertical wall

Honey bee gait styles on a vertical wall

Researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, have studied the pattern of walking in honey bees (Apis mellifera) as they scale a vertical surface. They find the bees switch the style of gait when turning compared to when walking in a straight line. The findings may have applications in robotics. (Video originally published in Zhao et al 2018, Journal of Insect Science)

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