Our quiet bird & robot wind tunnel has variable turbulence; from exceptionally low (< 0.03%) to high (< 45%).

We study bird flight in two free flight arenas using high-speed cameras and food rewards.

Experimental Facilities

Lentink Tunnel

Bird and robotics research

We build a one-of-a-kind wind tunnel for birds to find inspiration for designing aerial robots. The wind tunnel has very low turbulence (<0.03%) and is acoustically optimized. The test section is 1.0 x 0.8m and the wind speed is 0 - 50 m/s. Details can be found in our RSOS paper and check out the construction in this time-lapse