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Fly using somersault pitch body maneuver

Fly using somersault pitch body maneuver

A composite image shows the stages of a somersault pitch maneuver executed by a Calliphora vomitoria fly in an inverted landing. Researchers at Penn State University are studying flies’ inverted landings in hopes of engineering robotic drones that can mimic such landings. (Image courtesy of Bo Cheng, Ph.D., and Pan Liu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University)

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