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Credit: Chris 73

Adaptive control of turbulence intensity

Dan and Yous discovered that a simple adaptive algorithm with cheap, low resolution sensors can control turbulence intensity, which they published in J. Roy. Soc. Interface. Remarkably, the algorithm converged faster with low resolution sensors than with high resolution sensors. The results suggest that animals and vehicles may be able to use simple algorithms with minimal sensing when training themselves to fly more stably in turbulence.